Young global citizens become educated advocates for nongovernmental humanitarian organizations known as NGOs.
When high school students video connect with inspiring NGO leaders around the world, digital interactions direct compassion to victims of poverty, disease, injustice, conflict, climate change and natural disasters. Urgency also adds relevance to vital academic skills. Students embrace research, collaboration and critical thinking when preparing oral presentations on behalf of NGOs.
Global-minded teenagers channel the memory of South African President Nelson Mandela. “As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in the world,” said President Mandela, “none of us can truly rest.” Toward that end, highschoolNGOconnect mobilizes new and restless advocates for worthy causes.
NGO leaders welcome young American voices. They applaud youthful compassion, dedication, intelligence and resilience. Visibility on the world stage boosts students’ confidence and self-esteem.
Suppose you were designing a school to help students find their own clear end. Wouldn’t you want to provide examples of people who have intense longings? Wouldn’t you want to encourage students to be obsessive about worthy things? Wouldn’t you discuss which loves are higher than others and practices that habituate them toward those desires? Wouldn’t you be all about providing students with new subjects to love?
— New York Times columnist David Brooks [5/10/2016]
tele-CONNECT classrooms to NGOs around the world
· Meet humanitarian leaders IN THE NGO SECTOR
· Promote shared learning by students and teachers
· Reward students’ Emotional Intelligence
review the PROS AND CONS OF GLOBALIZATION
· ENRICH academic resources in underserved public schools
· Empower social activism
· WEIGH THE MERITS OF WORKING FOR AN NGO
[Banner image courtesy of NASA]