Social Impact

We believe in leading by example

OUR SOCIAL INNOVATION GOALS

As fellow educators, we provide strategic advice with learning as our highest priority. Our approach is based on a zero-to-one model, coupled with principles of learning first, sustainability, tailored advice and shared goals. 

THE SKILLS GAP
Without learning and skills enrichment, the future looks scary for both employers and employees. The ongoing skills gap must be bridged, allowing youths to develop 21st century skills that are essential to their future.

THE PROBLEM
Not every child has the access, aptitude or knowhow to fully tap into the potential education can provide. Economic, social, cultural and technological factors come into play, affecting these groups of underprivileged youths in terms of access to quality education and skills training.

WHAT WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE
At TGC, we hope that every student has an equal opportunity to experience learning that will develop their 21st century skills and competencies, preparing them for their future and be agents of change. The aim is to ultimately reach out to students who lack accessibility to co-curricular education and help them realize the importance of it.

HOW ARE WE DOING IT
Through our program offerings, we aim to provide access to quality skills development and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) educational programs to students in Singapore and around the region. Since 2015, we have created 7,800+ unique student experiences through our programs.

OUR THEORY OF CHANGE
Economic inequality, familial issues, disenfranchisement from the education system and an inability to keep up with digitalization disallows youths to achieve developmental goals.

 

 

Enable youths to develop
various skillsets of their
choice that are essential to
the 21st century

 

Provide greater availability
 of quality educational
 content, regardless of
 geographical limitations

 

 

Increased opportunities to 
be more employable and
successful in the future

 

Extend access to marginalized 
groups of youths, ensuring
they are not left out
in the education system

OUR SDG TARGET

Focusing on Sustainable Development Goal #4, #10 and #17, The Global Citizen aims to make skills enrichment and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) affordable and accessible for all, so that groups such as vulnerable youths do not miss out on opportunities that will help them be more successful and employable in the future.

Target 4.4

By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth who have relevant skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

Target 4.5

By 2030, ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable

Target 4.7

By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development through education for sustainable development

Target 10.2

By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

 

Target 17.5

Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources

United Nations Global Compact

We are honored to have become a partner and member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2017. We are an active supporter of the UNGC Singapore’s Sustainability Internship Program (SIP), and have conducted complimentary workshops geared toward meeting the increase in green job demands and creating career prospects in the area of sustainability.

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Bringing Debate to Vietnam

In 2018 we sponsored and co-organized Vietnam’s first English debate tournament, applying the World Schools Debating Championship format. The nation-wide tournament known as the Hanoi Open Vietnam Schools Debating Championship was proudly supported by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, and marked a key turning point in Vietnam’s debating history. Over 100  students were introduced to the art of debate.

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Championing Young People

In 2018, we provided complimentary training to KidsAccomplish! On public speaking, coding and drama. KidsAccomplish! Is an enrichment program founded, conceptualized and run by Yale-NUS College students. We wanted to help them fulfill their mission “to cultivate children’s interest in the increasingly interconnected world by raising their self, social and international awareness”.

To learn more about KidsAccomplish!, click here.

Supporting Sustainability

In 2018, we were a supporting partner at the inaugural Global Compact Network Singapore Youth Forum, organized in conjunction with Singapore Power Shift. The forum bought together major players from business, industrial and environmental services to discuss the challenges brought by climate change. The event aims to raise awareness of climate change issues in Singapore, and train and develop the capacity of youth to champion climate change.

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Building Bridges for Future Leaders

In 2016 and 2017, we sponsored the Yale-NUS College Asia Pacific Model United Nations (YNC-AP MUN) conference. The conference brought together over 800 young student leaders from more than 30 countries to discuss and develop solutions to our world’s most pressing problems.

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We are always on the lookout for new partners and projects. Email us at contact@theglobalcitizen.sg if you have ideas on how we can work together to help shape a brighter future.

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