International GLOBAL CITIZEN’S AWARD
 
 
About us

The International Global Citizen’s Award was launched in Shanghai in autumn 2006 and operates on a not-for-profit basis.

The Award was piloted in 2007-8 and over 150 participants in 8 countries received the first bronze level awards in May/July 2008. Over 2500 awards have been made in total since the launch, at both bronze and silver levels.The first awards at gold level were made in June 2013 and in each year since.

Schools or youth organisations interested in joining the programme, please see the Information for Schools section. National public (i.e. state-funded) schools are particularly welcome.

Centres which have made IGC Awards at bronze, silver or gold levels are:

Academia Britanica Cuscatleca, El Salvador

Amman Baccalaureate School, Amman, Jordan

Australian International School, Bali, Indonesia

Bali International School, Indonesia

British International School, Budapest, Hungary

Broadgreen International School, Liverpool (formerly Broadgreen High School)

Cardinal Newman High School, Bellshill, Scotland, UK

Chelmsford County High School for Girls, UK

Christ the King Sixth Form College, UK

Collège Champittet, Switzerland

Commodore Options School, WA, USA

Dubai British School, United Arab Emirates

Dulwich College, Shanghai, China

International School of London, UK

Lifehub, Singapore

Maadi British School, Egypt

Oakham School, UK

Park House English School, Qatar

Pathways World School Aravali, India

St. Timothy’s School, Stevenson, Maryland, USA

Singapore International School, Hong Kong, China

Singapore International School, Mumbai, India

Sotogrande International School, Spain

The English Academy, Kuwait

Utahloy International School, Guangzhou, China

Other centres to offer the IGC Award include A'Takamul International School, Kuwait; Beijing City International School, China; Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College, UK; Discovery College, Hong Kong; International School Ho Chi Minh City city college campus; International Community School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Jakarta International School, Indonesia; St Andrew's School, The Bahamas; Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan, Wales, UK;

Many people have contributed, and are contributing to the project's development.

Particular thanks to:

  • Dr Samia Al Farra, Chief Education Officer, Taleem, formerly Principal, Amman Baccalaureate School, Jordan
  • Andrew Brown, Director, Education aBc UK
  • Ray Bywaters, Assistant Principal, Banksia Park International High School, Australia
  • Christopher Charleson, Head, International School of London, Qatar
  • Andy Greenall
  • Council of International Schools
  • Dr Ellis Jones, Dept. of Sociology, University of California and co-author of The Better World Handbook
  • Malcolm McKenzie, Headmaster, Hotchkiss School, USA
  • Judith Shorrocks, Academia Británica Cuscatleca, El Salvador

and to all the centre heads and award coordinators, past and present.

Academia Británica Cuscatleca, El Salvador
Coordinators: Walter Arevalo, Amy Nott, Carmen Villalta

Amman Baccalaureate School, Amman, Jordan
Coordinators: Abdel Razzaq Najjar, Peter Carrigan

A'Takamul International School, Kuwait
Coordinator: Suemyya Gangat

Australian International School, Indonesia
Coordinator: Linzi Band

Bali International School
Coordinators: Erin Wyld, Peter Muir

British International School, Budapest, Hungary
Coordinators: Caroline Mawdsley, Rose Harris, Jude Worthington

Broadgreen High School, Liverpool, UK
Coordinator: Martina Hedges

Cardinal Newman High School, Scotland, UK
Coordinators: Nichola Holloway, Michael Crawford

Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College
Coordinator: Gillian Wilkinson

Chelmsford County High School for Girls, UK
Coordinators: Helena Graham, Stephen Lawlor, Julian Dutnall

Christ the King Sixth Form College, UK
Coordinator: Rebecca Crean

Collège Champittet, Switzerland
Coordinator: Matthew Roberts

Commodore Options School, WA, USA
Coordinator: Chris Kozina

Dubai British School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinator: Kirsty McLachlan

Dulwich College, Shanghai, China
Coordinator: Andrew Corney

International Community School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Coordinator: Sienna Burns

International School Ho Chi Minh City, City College Campus, Vietnam
Coordinator: Andrew Brinkman

International School of London, UK
Coordinator: Huw Davies

Jakarta International School, Indonesia
Coordinator: Julie Pyburn

LifeHub, Singapore
Coordinators: Michael Tay and Nguyen Ngoc Thao

Maadi British School Egypt
Coordinator: Jacqui Garib

Park House English School, Qatar
Coordinator: Nichola Smith

Pathways World School Aravali, India
Coordinator: Mona Sharma

St. Andrew's School, The Bahamas
Coordinator: Nathan Hughes

St. Timothy’s School, Stevenson, Maryland, USA
Coordinators: Heather Ireland, Randy Stevens, Leslie Lichtenberg,

Sha Tin College, Hong Kong, China
Coordinator: Glenis Paul

Singapore International School, Hong Kong, China
Coordinators: Joanna Phan, Sek Hwee Leng, Rachel Tang

Singapore International School, Mumbai, India
Coordinators: Sumita Ohri, Kavita Kamal, Riad Rojoa, Jasmine Madhani, Verma Priyadarshini

Sotogrande International School, Spain
Coordinators: Judy Harris, Tracy Moxley

The English Academy, Kuwait
Coordinators: Parag Patel, Andrew Corney

Utahloy International School, Guangzhou, China
Coordinator: Luke Creamer

Ysgol Emrys Ap Ewan, Wales, UK
Coordinator: Lisa Kelly

 

The IGC Award was initiated and is coordinated by Boyd Roberts, a consultant on global / global citizenship education and author of Educating for Global Citizenship, published by International Baccalaureate in February 2009. With over 30 years' experience in international and global education, his previous posts include project director for the IB community theme, Principal of St. Clare’s, Oxford and Principal of the Amman Baccalaureate School, Jordan.

Administrative costs of the project are kept to a minimum and it is currently run on an entirely voluntary basis. Contributions towards costs will be gratefully received!

 

Selected papers on the International Global Citizen’s Award:

Becoming better global citizens
International Schools, Volume 14, Issue 1, September 2012)

The IGC Award takes off - 2008
IS (International Schools – magazine of the European Council of International Schools), Volume 10 Issue 2, January 2008

Encouraging and recognising ethical development and action expanded version of article in IB (International Baccalaureate) World, 2007

Making global citizenship international - a call for action
IS (International Schools – magazine of the European Council of International Schools), Volume 9 issue 1, September 2006

Not so much a subject - more a way of life. A proposal for an international global citizen's award. Nov 2006
Paper presented at the Alliance for International Education conference, Shanghai, October 2006

The IGC Award is also described in

Educating for global citizenship: a practical guide for schools by Boyd Roberts, published International Baccalaureate, 2009.

Engaging with the community, by Boyd Roberts in George Walker (Ed) The Changing Face of International Education, published by International Baccalaureate, 2011


 
 

 

 

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