encouraging young people to become better global citizens
Schools work with students to find out more about other cultures, review their personal global footprint, work with others and reflect.
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Started by Boyd Roberts Jan 23, 2023.
Started by Boyd Roberts Jun 15, 2022.
It’s that time of year – Festivals of Light
Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, was celebrated by Hindus on November 12th. Before too long many schools will shortly be taking a winter break, coinciding, in some cases, with the celebration of Christmas, and in others with Hanukkah, or festival of light.
This time of year gives plenty of opportunities for IGCA participants to explore different traditions and to Understand Other Cultures…Continue
Posted by Boyd Roberts on November 15, 2023 at 17:59
BLACK (OR GREEN?) FRIDAY
The fourth Friday in November is termed Black Friday in a number of countries. Starting in the United States, but since adopted in other countries, it is a day when heavy discounts are offered on many consumer items, such as clothing or electrical goods. In some other countries a similar discount day takes place at other times this month.
These incentives for consumers to spend have been heavily…Continue
Posted by Boyd Roberts on November 15, 2023 at 17:56
Thoughts on the pandemic: None of us will be safe until everyone is safe.
As the Covid pandemic continues, different countries find themselves in very different positions. In some countries everyday life is quite normal, although in some cases low infection rates are ensured by very restricted international travel to or from the country. The UK experienced a second wave of infections earlier this year and deaths are among the highest per…Continue
Posted by Boyd Roberts on April 17, 2021 at 17:30
Beyond the personal to the “political” – a personal perspective
The aim of the IGCA is to promote the development of individual students as global citizens, and the recognition of this by their peers and school.
As you know, the focus on this development is on three areas:
Posted by Boyd Roberts on April 14, 2021 at 18:41
Walter Arevalo of the Academia Británica Cuscatleca (ABC), El Salvador, reports that schools in the country have been closed for face-to-face teaching since 11 March 2020. But IGCA activities at ABC continue.
“The IGCA meetings are taking place online every Tuesday and participants are very enthusiastic with the activities we hold each session. We also promote activities through an abcigca instagram account, which was a…Continue
Posted by Boyd Roberts on March 17, 2021 at 17:30