Since 2013, we have grown the GSL movement in partnership with schools around the world.

Discover our impact for 2021-2022 by watching the video below.

Thank you to students from @cobisorg schools around the globe for being part of our recent COBIS GSL Leadership Weekend. 100 young changemakers completed the annual 3 day programme and are now embarking on their personal social action challenge. We can't wait to see the positive impact you create in your community!

"I loved the fact that though everyone in my team was so young, we all have such big visions for the future, which is very inspiring" Sofia, Catalyst participant, St George's School Cologne, Germany

#COBISLeadershipweekend #GSLCatalyst

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📣 BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN for this year's summer programme... GSL World Catalyst: Live from London! 🌎🙌

Are you aged 11-17? Passionate about wanting to make a positive difference to the world?... 💭✨

Well... this is an incredible opportunity for you to gain the skills, knowledge, tools and confidence you need to begin your social action journey and become a true global citizen. AND you'll meet like-minded people from across the globe who will become friends and supporters for life 🤗

Please note this is a virtual programme with an option for school groups to attend in-person in London. If you are taking part in the competition, you will have access to an exclusive coupon code that will give you money off! 💲

Link in bio 👆 Any questions, please email:

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders #gslgoals #summerprogram #summerprogramme #internationalprogram #internationalprogramme #youthprogram #youthprogramme #youthdevelopment #socialleaders #globalcitizen #globalleaders

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This is your last chance to book your place on the GSL Catalyst at a discounted price. Head to the link in our bio to find out more!🌟

Any Questions? Send us an email to

#GlobalSocialLeaders #Changemakers #YouthSocialAction #GlobalGoals #Leadership

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7 DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE GSL FESTIVAL 2022! Today is day 10 of our 17 Days of Action countdown highlighting GSL projects addressing #SDG10 Reduced Inequality 🙏The following teams are featured in this post:

⭐ The V Reality from American Cooperative School - La Paz, Bolivia
⭐ Authors of Our Future from The Edron Academy
⭐ Hestia’s Hearth from Shenzhen College of International Education
⭐ RUNHK from Chinese International School

You still have plenty of time to register for the festival... This is an event you won't want to miss! Link in bio.

#gslfest #gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #globalgoals #sdgs #2030now #virtualevent #onlineevent #youthvoices #changemakers #registernow #registrationopen #youthfestival #internationalfestival

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It's day 5️⃣ of our 17 DAYS OF ACTION countdown to the GSL Festival. Today we're showcasing GSL projects addressing SDG 5: Gender Equality 🚺🚹 The following teams are featured in this post:

⭐ Fight for Feminism from The International Academy – Amman
⭐ IMPACT from Our Own English High School Sharjah Girls
⭐ WOMinfinity from GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai
⭐ mujer empoderada, sociedad salvada from Colegio Interamericano
⭐ Sanitary Poverty from The British School of Brussels

Click the link in our bio now to register for the GSL Festival on 17th June!

#gslfest #gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #globalgoals #sdgs #2030now #sdg5 #virtualevent #onlineevent #youthvoices #changemakers #registernow #registrationopen #youthfestival #internationalfestival

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Young people from 18 countries worldwide are coming together online to begin their transformational leadership journey as part of the upcoming GSL World Catalyst course, taking place from the 27th - 29th of July 🌎 Say hello in the comments if you're joining us! 👋

Dates for the next GSL Catalyst course are: 28th - 30th October 2022. To reserve a place, fill out the form linked in our bio.

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders #onlinecourse #youthcourse #leadership #leadershipcourse

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We're counting down the days until the GSL Festival on the 17th of June! 🎪 Today our 17 DAYS OF ACTION campaign continues, showcasing GSL projects addressing SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing 🙏 The following teams are featured in this post:

⭐ Sanitary Sisters from Westside Middle School Academy
⭐ Dandelous from Sekolah Pelita Bangsa Cirebon
⭐ The Markhors from Millennium Education Future World School
⭐ Holistic'ealers from GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai
⭐ Mental Health Notebook from Eton College
⭐ FitCom from Global Indian International School, SMART Campus
⭐ MSLMX from Colegio Interamericano

Click the link in our bio now to register!

#gslfest #gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #globalgoals #sdgs #2030now #sdg3 #virtualevent #onlineevent #youthvoices #changemakers #registernow #registrationopen #youthfestival #internationalfestival

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We are excited announce our second speaker for this summer's GSL World Catalyst, taking place from the 27th-29th July 🗣 Introducing... Anjali Sarker ‼️ You can find out more about her below. There are 5 days remaining to book onto the course, visit our website to secure your place!

⭐️ Anjali is currently a Programme Director at the Global Leadership Challenge, a joint initiative of University of Oxford and St Gallen Symposium, dedicated to the cultivation of character and responsible leadership among tomorrow’s leaders. She is a social innovation expert and development practitioner with seven years of experience in leading projects that empower people in low-income communities, with a special focus on youth and women. Previously she worked at BRAC, one of the largest development organisations in the world, to bring digital financial services to one million rural women in Bangladesh. In addition to her work in international development, she is a Dalai Lama Fellow, a New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and has served as a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. She completed an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds an MBA from the University of Oxford.

#gslcatalyst #gslgoals #speaker #speakerannouncement #youthprogram #leadership

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Book your place on the GSL World Catalyst programme by next Monday 16th May to benefit from our early bird discounted price 🐦💲 Individual and group bookings are available.

Be quick! Link in bio or DM us if any questions 📬

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders #gslgoals #onlineprogram #cobis #earlybird #discount #registernow

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Mutfaktan çıkan çiğ sebze ve meyve atıkları ASLA 🙅‍♀️ çöp değildir! Biz okulumuzun mutfağından çıkan bu atıkları yeniden toprağa kavuşturmak için kompost ♻️ yapmaya başladık bile. Bu hafta 5 bidonumuzu da hergün çıkan atıklarla doldurduk. 🤯 En önemlisi, bidonumuzda karbon ve azot dengesini tutturabilmek için çiğ atıklara saman, kuru dal, 🍂 çim, vb bahçe atıklarını da eklemek gerekiyor, böylece doğal gübremiz yavaş yavaş oluşmaya başlayacak. Takipte kalın😉
••••• Raw vegetable and fruit waste produced from the kitchen is NEVER 🙅‍♀️ garbage! We have already started making our compost ♻️ from the waste that is left in our school’s kitchen. This week, we filled all 5 bins with these wastes. 🤯 Most importantly, in order to keep the carbon and nitrogen balance in our bin, it is necessary to add straw, dry branches, 🍂grass, and other garden wastes to the raw waste, so that our natural fertilizer will begin to form gradually. Stay tuned 😉 isikkent_egitim_kampusu
#Sdg12responsibleconsumptionandproduction #compost #gslgoals #gardencompostbins
#zerowaste #recycle

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Celebrating our young CAS leaders. Congratulations on your globalgoalsyouth prize! Youth voices, youth led action becoming outstanding global citizens.


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What a year it has been for Global Social Leaders 💭 Despite COVID-19, ongoing lockdowns, and school closures, the GSL movement has continued to grow and is stronger than ever 💪✊

Across the world 2,700 young people (😱) took part in our programmes and competition, taking positive action through their own social action projects and creating local and global change.

2021 looked a little something like this...

🌎 Ongoing - GSL Global Goals Competition
🪐 February - GSL World Catalyst @ Home
🇰🇷 March - Chadwick International GSL Catalyst
🎪 June - GSL Festival @ Home
☀️ July - GSL Summer of Change
🎨 October - Creative Bravery Festival
🌳 November - COP26 & COBIS GSL World Catalyst

If you took part in the competition, one of these programmes, or attended the festival... thank you. Thank you for being a valued member of the GSL movement, you have made this years strides possible! 🙏

#globalsocialleaders #gslgoals #gslcatalyst #2021roundup #theyearinreview

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Global Social Leaders is a chance for young people to change the world for the better through social action and personal development.

The GSL programmes are transformational leadership experiences delivered by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute that bring together young people from across the world who are driven to make social change on a global scale.

From joining our free Global Goals competition to attending the prestigious World Summit everyone can find a way to get involved in Global Social Leaders. Choose your path below.


The GSL Global Goals competition develops students’ understanding of global citizenship and helps to turn their ideas into reality. If you are a young person or a teacher looking for an exciting new challenge click learn more.


Welcome To GSL

Global Social Leaders is a chance for young people to change the world for the better through social action and personal development.

The GSL programmes are transformational leadership experiences delivered by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute that bring together young people from across the world who are driven to make social change on a global scale.

Catalysts are our three- or five-day programmes held in schools and colleges around the world.  If you are working in a school and are looking for a great training programme for students and staff click learn more.


This is a prestigious annual 12-day residential programme at Wellington College in the UK. If you are a parent looking for a transformational leadership experience for your child (age 11-17) click learn more.

What is the the GSL Festival @home?

This years theme is Small Actions, Big Impact focusing on how we can create ripple effects of change and harness our passions to make the world a better place. On the 17th and 18th of June 2021, participants will experience a mixture of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and a showcase of international student-led projects, to develop the confidence, leadership and global understanding that promotes social harmony.

The GSL Festival @Home is unique, interactive, and filled with inspiration. It celebrates youth voice and gives students and educators the tools to create transformational social change. We will be sharing how 2,300+ young people from 76 countries have been achieving the United Nation’s Global Goals and shining a spotlight on those that have gone above and beyond. We will celebrate and support youth led action.

What continues to be a globally challenging time a year into the Decade of Action, we will focus on how we can continue to build back better.

This festival is for young people, educators, parents and leaders. It’s for everyone that believes in the positive power of people to be leaders in their lives and society. Join us from your home, your school, your community, your office – and be part of the GSL movement

We will come together again as we build towards a brighter more sustainable future for all.

It is time to Think Globally, Act Socially and Start Now.

Contributors of the GSL Festival @Home

Who is attending?

  • Students aged 11 - 17

  • Teachers and Educators

  • Socially conscious leaders

Please note, the registration is now closed

If you haven’t registered for the event you can tune in to all of our live stream. To find out which sessions are being live streamed check out the timetables below.

GSL Inspire

  • Are you a student who is passionate about global issues?
  • Have you run a social action project that you are proud of?
  • Have you got a great idea that you want to share with the world?

If you answered yes to any of those questions we would love to hear from you. We are currently looking for students who would like to speak at the GSL Festival.

Click on the button below to find out more information about this opportunity and register as a student speaker.

Over the course of two days, participants (students and teachers) will experience a mixture of inspirational speakers, a showcase of international student-led projects and interactive workshops to develop the confidence, leadership and global understanding that promotes social harmony.

We will be celebrating the effort and dedication of the 500 project teams that form this year’s Global Goals Competition cohort in over 105 countries and announcing a winner.

Following the Festival participants will be challenged to THINK GLOBAL and START a LOCAL project that addresses one or more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are “the biggest attempt in the history of the human race to make the world a better place” and run across countries, religions, politics, conflicts, and generations.

We look forward to celebrating with you all and welcoming you to join the Global Social Leaders movement.

Please share this opportunity with your networks. All schools are welcome to join the GSL movement.