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.

Today is the first day of the Chadwick International GSL Catalyst 💥 We are kicking off at 15.00pm South Korean time (which is 06.00am here in the UK) and are really excited to welcome just over 70 young people from 5 schools in South Korea, the Philippines, Qatar and Hong Kong to this unique leadership experience.

Over three days, we will provide the participants with the tools they need to make tangible change in their communities and beyond. 🌎🌈 Are you joining us? Let us know in the comments below!

This course is taking place virtually and was organised in partnership with Chadwick International School, the winners of the GSL Global Goals Competition 2019-20. For more information please click the link in our bio.

#gslcatalyst #gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #chadwickinternational #southkorea #onlinecourse #virtualcourse #leadership #youthleadership #socialaction #2030now #opportunity

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Nuestros alumnos de 1 Bachillerato están preparando su caso de estudio sobre la multiculturalidad en los colegios para presentarlo en el “1st International Student Congress Empowering Young Voices for a Sustainable Future” que tendrá lugar la semana que viene en la UCJC, Madrid. Están buscando una respuesta al informe publicado por la UNESCO “Reimaginar juntos nuestros futuros.”

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#FuturosdelaEducación #FuturesofEducation #InnovaciónEducativa #CooperaciónInternacional
#elejido #gslgoals #sekalborán

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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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The GSL World Catalyst: Live from London is a transformational leadership experience with 3️⃣ elements:


Includes powerful leadership training by expert UK-based facilitators, inspiring live talks, collaborative sessions, reflective coaching practices and global discussions.


A 30-day action period following the course, where participants are supported to make positive change for issues they care about.


The graduation event is a change to celebrate and recognise what the young people have achieved.

‼️ Registration is open now ‼️ Please share with your teachers, parents and friends! We can't wait to spend the summer with you catalysing change 🤩

Visit our website or DM us for more information.

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders

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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 passionate group of students from Chinese International School (@cishk) in Hong Kong, have written an amazing blog about their Global Goals Competition project 🙌 RUN aims to support refugees in their area, by encouraging them to improve their physical and mental strength, and explore their potential through sports and tutoring programmes.

#gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #gslblog

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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:

#gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #gslcatalyst #studentcourse #virtualcourse #socialaction

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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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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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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.