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.

Işıkkent Eğitim Kampüsü olarak son 3 yıldır Birleşmiş Milletler’in sosyal sorumluluk projesi kapsamında ve uluslararası çapta yürütmekte olduğu Global Social Leaders – Küresel Toplum Liderleri programının resmi üyesiyiz. 2030 yılına kadar ulaşılması hedeflenen sürdürülebilir kalkınma hedefleri için ortaokul ve lise öğrencilerimizden oluşan ekipler, evrensel sorunlara sürdürülebilir çözümler bulmak ve harekete geçmek için canla başla çalışıyorlar. Geçtiğimiz dönem gerçekleştirdikleri projeler ile 18 farklı ülkeden, 300’den fazla öğrenci ekibiyle yarıştılar. 2023 Haziran ayının sonunda Future Foundations ve Wellington Leadership Institution tarafından açıklanan sonuçlarda ise;

• Efe Büyükkarcı, Diba Taşkaya, Ela Koçak, Demir Oray, Tuner Aktekin, Yalın Kanlıbaş ve Çınar Ayla’nın üyesi olduğu All Matters ekibimiz 4,10 ve 17 no’lu sürdürülebilir kalkınma hedeflerinden yola çıkarak, dezavantajlı öğrencilerin eğitimde fırsat eşitliğini yakalayabilmesi amacıyla EÇEV ile ortaklaşa gerçekleştirdiği projelerinde 10 hafta boyunca hafta sonları ilkokul öğrencilerine ders verdiler. Bu projeyle ekibimiz ‘Impact Commendation Award’ yani ‘En Etki Bırakan Proje’ ödülünün sahibi oldu.

• Zeynep Başer, Su Yazıcı, Ayşe Kurt, Ela Mccallum, Bade Soybakış ve Berat Arda Akbaş’ın üyesi olduğu Gaia Couture ekibimiz,12 ve 13 no’lu sürdürülebilir kalkınma hedeflerinden yola çıkarak temiz, bakımlı ve iyi durumda olan okul eşyalarının yeni sahipler bulması için hayata geçirdikleri I-Second yani Işıkkent İkinci El Dükkânı projesiyle “Sustainability Commendation Award”, yani “Sürdürülebilirlik Takdir Ödülü” aldılar. Bu arada ikinci el dükkanımız, okulumuzda hizmet vermektedir.

• Marianna Kokkali, Lara Saybaşılı, Melis Itır Kaplan, Yağmur Tavus, Bora Tavus ve İpek Atlı’nın üyesi olduğu Mind the Waste ekibimiz,12 ve 13 no’lu sürdürülebilir kalkınma hedeflerinden yola çıkarak son 3 yıldır okuldaki yemek hazırlıklarından çıkan çiğ ve pişmiş gıda atıklarıyla yıl boyunca bokashi ve bahçe komposto çalışmalarını yürüttüler. DEVAMI İÇİN YORUMLARA TIKLAYINIZ 👇

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Laura from @thereefs_pcis @pcinternationalschool sharing why teamwork was so important to the initial success of their #globalgoals project 🤝🚀 Alongside five other youth activists, Laura spoke at the @creativebraveryfestival back in October ✨Their stories are a great source of inspiration for GSL competition teams and Catalyst participants - watch the full recording via the link in our bio 👆

#gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #gslcatalyst #inspiration #teamwork #companionship #collaboration #youthproject #youthdevelopment #leadership
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Graduation for this summer's GSL World Catalyst takes place today, at 08:00 and 15:00 BST 🥳 Congratulations to the 100 students from 22 countries who took real action in their communities for 30 days throughout August. We've included some examples of student projects below:

🎥 Elsie created a video to raise awareness about children’s rights as well as contacting UNICEF in order to support them
🎨 Yeonwoo created a digital poster campaign to raise awareness about climate change
🩺 Manya designed a health programme delivered across 17 government schools, supporting Girl Up Bangalore
🚲 Fern raised £95 for Ukrainian refugees, supporting the Red Cross by participating in bike rides
🍰 Kae raised £338 through many bake sales to support the Safe Water Garden Project in the local community

The next GSL Catalyst and our new GSL Accelerator course are taking place 28th - 30th October. Find out more and book your place today via the link in our bio.

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17 Days of Action 2021: Day 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production! Take a look at these GSL projects addressing #SDG12 😃 The following teams are featured in this post

⭐ TetraPotenz from Our Own English High School Sharjah Girls
⭐ UAQ Go Green from ATHS Falaj Al Mualla
⭐ Funset from FMV Işık Schools - Erenköy Campus
⭐ Equitree from The Edron Academy

The winner and finalists of the GSL Global Goals Competition 2021-22 will be announced at the GSL Festival next Friday 17th June. Be there LIVE and register now via the link in our bio.

#gslfest #gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #globalgoals #sdgs #2030now #virtualevent #onlineevent #youthvoices #changemakers #registernow #registrationopen #youthfestival #internationalfestival
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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@future-foundations.co.uk

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders #leadership #youthprogam #summerprogram #leadershipprogram #developmentprogram #development #earlybird #earlybirddiscount #globalgoals #socialleaders #socialaction #communityservice
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Team EducAnglo from @anglo.colombiano aimed to reduce Education Inequality in Colombia! 📚 They provided students with free lessons every Saturday for 6 months covering topics such as English, Maths, Technology and Visual Arts.

Through working on their project, they recognised the importance of working together with everyone in the community to achieve their goals. 🤝

The team won the Senior Partnerships & Collaboration Award for their incredible work! 👏

Want to find out more? Go to the link in our bio and head to the GSL Festival 2023 page.

#GlobalGoalsCompetition #YouthSocialAction #Changemakers #GSLGoals
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Places on the GSL World Catalyst programme are currently being offered at an incredible discounted rate ‼️

Join us and other young people from around the world from the 27-29 July 🙏☀️ share the opportunity with your parent/guardian or your teacher... and book today! Link in bio.

If you have any questions please get in touch via DM or gslcatalyst@future-foundations.co.uk ✉️

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders #gslgoals #youthprogram #summerprogram #earlybird #development #youthdevelopment #leadership #youthleader #youthleadership #servicelearning #opportunity
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🌟Project Spotlight - Khet Mitra from Neerja Modi School🌟

The Khet Mitra team designed and built a new device to support farmers in diagnosing the quality of their soil! 🌾

Their device takes inputs from three different sensors that measure the soil's temperature, moisture and pH, then passes them through a machine learning algorithm to show the quality of the soil.

This innovative and inspiring project won the Senior #GlobalGoalsCompetition 2023-24! 🤩👏

You can see their full report and video on the GSL website, just head to the link in our bio!

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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.

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We are nearly there... the Final Round of judging for the GSL Global Goals Competition 2021-22 has commenced! 🏁🙌 After an intense round of judging from our wonderful panel of Semi Final Judges, five finalist teams have now gone through to the last round. Every year we see so many amazing projects and this year is no different. We are waiting in anticipation to find out what the Final Round Judging panel decide...

Visit our website to find out more about each of the judges shown here. Organisations include @lego, @risefortheworld, @catalyst_2030, @barclaysuk!

The five teams and eventual winner will be revealed at the GSL Festival 🎪🌈 on 17th June, so make sure to join us! You can register for free via the link in our bio.

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There are 4️⃣ weeks until registration closes for this summer's Global Social Leaders World Catalyst - a transformational development programme for social leaders of the future. We're excited to share that young people from the following countries are already signed up:

🌎 China
🌎 Hong Kong
🌎 Mombasa
🌎 Indonesia
🌎 Nairobi
🌎 Singapore
🌎 South Korea
🌎 Vietnam

Share the programme with your parent/guardian or supporting teacher today and join us in July 🤩

Find out more on our website or email us for more information at: gslcatalyst@future-foundations.co.uk

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DAY 4 - 17 DAYS OF ACTION - QUALITY EDUCATION 📝🎓

14 days until the GSL Festival! We continue our 17 DAYS OF ACTION countdown showcasing projects from the 2021-22 GSL Global Goals Competition. The following teams are featured in this post:

⭐ Bridge from Shenzhen College of International Education
⭐ Tres amigas from Green Hills Academy
⭐ Team Terra from MCTM Chidambaram Chettyar International school
⭐ Communauté Mathématique from International School of Ouagadougou
⭐ Shadow Educators from Lyceum International School Panadura
⭐ Math Saves the World from Colegio Los Nogales

If you see your project, or a friends project, in any of these posts, make sure to tag them in the comments below and share!

#gslfest #gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #globalgoals #sdgs #2030now #sdg4 #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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DAY 7 - 17 DAYS OF ACTION - AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY 💡

1️⃣1️⃣ days until the GSL Festival!

We continue our 17 DAYS OF ACTION countdown 📆 showcasing projects from the 2021-22 GSL Global Goals Competition. The following teams are featured in this post:

⭐ Project Gharana from Jayshree Periwal International School
⭐ Enlighten from Colegio Anglo Colombiano
⭐ Change and Co. from The Mahindra United World College, India
⭐ Sustainable Soldiers from Cambridge International School, Dubai

Not registered yet? What are you waiting for?! Link in bio 🔼

#gslfest #gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #globalgoals #sdgs #2030now #sdg7 #virtualevent #onlineevent #youthvoices #changemakers #registernow #registrationopen #youthfestival #internationalfestival
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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@future-foundations.co.uk

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders #gslgoals #summerprogram #summerprogramme #internationalprogram #internationalprogramme #youthprogram #youthprogramme #youthdevelopment #socialleaders #globalcitizen #globalleaders
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📢EARLY BIRD OFFER FOR #GSLCATALYST ENDS TOMORROW!📢

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 social.leaders@future-foundations.co.uk

#GlobalSocialLeaders #Changemakers #YouthSocialAction #GlobalGoals #Leadership
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Have you taken part in the GSL Catalyst course? 🤔 Do you want to make a greater impact on society and the world? 🌎

Register now for the GSL Accelerator - a new course designed for graduates of the GSL Catalyst to take the next step to elevate the impact of their social action projects.

On the Accelerator you will:

⚡️ Connect with others around the world
⚡️ Further develop leadership and teamwork skills
⚡️ Explore social issues in more depth
⚡️ Understand the importance of reflection and how to improve your wellbeing
⚡️ Take action to support people and planet during a 60-day independent challenge

Find out more via our website and book today!

If you have any questions please get in touch at: social.leaders@future-foundations.co.uk

#gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #gslcatalyst #studentcourse #virtualcourse #socialaction
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GSL GLOBAL GOALS COMPETITION

FINAL SUBMISSION FORM IS NOW OPEN

GSL FESTIVAL @Home

MAKING THE LOCAL GLOBAL

Watch all recorded sessions

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.

GSL | FREE COMPETITION

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.

GSL | CATALYST

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.

GSL | WORLD SUMMIT

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.