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.

📣 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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We are delighted to share that our Senior School pupils have been offered places for the fantastic COBIS Global Social Leaders World Catalyst, a virtual leadership weekend exclusively for COBIS schools! Contact Mr. Hall or visit: to find out more #COBISLeadershipWeekend #GSLCatalyst ...

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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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🤩 the Greenlist team only went and made the finals and came away with the highly commended award for “sustainability” so proud of the powiis_globalsocialleaders, powiis_preciousplastic and powiis_ecocommittee team we can not wait to share their story and the progress they have made in setting up a recycling station for the community which will have a soft launch at our 10th anniversary celebration 🎉 on the 25th June big thank you to seamonkeyproject pggreencouncil and realpreciousplastic community for the support • globalsocialleaders We are so proud to finally announce the winner and finalists of the GSL Global Goals Competition 2021-22 🥳 Drum roll please...

The winners are...

🏆 CMath (Communauté Mathématique), International School of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 🏆

And the finalists are...

⭐️ Gharana – Jayshree Periwal International School, India
⭐️ Mental Health Notebook, Eton College, UK
⭐️ Enlighten, Colegio Anglo Colombiano, Colombia
⭐️ The Greenlist – Prince of Wales Island International School, Malaysia

Many many congratulations to you, and to all teams who participated in this years competition. Thank you for the work you are doing in your respective communities around the world to build a better and brighter future for us all 🌎🙏

Head over to the GSL website's project library to take a look at all of the project's who received a commendation award 🎖 Each page has a description of the project, the SDGs they are addressing, their digital submission and their final report. Simply type your project's name in the search bar to find your page!

If you attended the GSL Festival today we really hope you enjoyed it! Now the countdown begins until the launch of the GSL Global Goals Competition 2022-23 during Global Goals Week in September 📅🚀

#gslgoals #gslfest #globalsocialleaders #socialaction #globalgoals #sdgs #supportyouth #youthvoice #empoweryouth #powiis #powiispenang #powiisprimary #preciousplastic #waste #sdg12responsibleconsumptionandproduction

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There are 5️⃣ days remaining to secure your place on the GSL World Catalyst: Live from London at an discounted rate! ⏳💰 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to develop your leadership skills, create or develop a project, meet people from around the world, and become a true global citizen 🌎

The Catalyst course is taking place online from the 27th - 29th July, for 3.45 hours per day. The whole programme (including 30 days of action, graduation and certificates) costs £185 pp if booked before Monday 16th May.

Share the link in our bio with your parent/guardian to secure your place 👆

For more information please DM us or email

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders #leadership #youthprogam #summerprogram #leadershipprogram #developmentprogram #development #earlybird #earlybirddiscount #globalgoals #socialleaders #socialaction #communityservice

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Here comes our first event. We have partnered with Terracycle to set up this event, canal cleanup program. The program will be on 27/03/23 or 03/04/23 depending on the school. We are looking for 19 students to join the program with us (this is only for students who are year 10 and above only). Please complete the google form by Friday if you are interested. DM us for more details if needed.

#gslgoals #sdgs

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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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Sürdürülebilir bir yaşam ve daha iyi bir dünya için bizimle değişime hazır mısınız❓️😉
Are you ready for a change with us for a sustainable life & a better world?🌎
#gslgoals #zerowaste #sdg12 #sdg13 #gaiacouture #secondhand #sustainablelifeispossible #sustainabledevolopmentgoals #greatteam #işıkkkenteğitimkampüsü #globalsocialleaders

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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.