The programme is a simplified version of Generation Global that equips young people, at a time of need, with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become active, global and open-minded citizens. It was designed to enable students to access Generation Global directly while out of school during Covid lockdowns but long-term it will enable students to independently practice dialogue skills they learn at school while at home.
It is designed for 13-17-year-olds. It enables students to:
- Be part of a safe and moderated online global community, that connects students around the world outside of the classroom;
- Be able to learn the key skills of dialogue, which are critical thinking, active listening, global communication, questioning and reflection;
- Improve their communication skills and enhance their English language skills in a way that is engaging and informative;
- Share their perspectives on a range of contemporary topics, including the importance of education, the rights of women and girls, climate change, media and fake news, culture and beliefs.
The site is free, interactive and inclusive for students of different backgrounds and abilities. It includes gamified content, so it’s fun and engaging for students whilst also providing points and badges for students to build their dialogue skills and become an ‘Adventure Master’. It is also accessible via laptop and mobile and available on low bandwidth.