|International GLOBAL CITIZEN’S AWARD|
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:
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:
and to all the centre heads and award coordinators, past and present.
Británica Cuscatleca, El Salvador
School, Amman, Jordan
International School, Kuwait
International School, Indonesia
International School, Budapest, Hungary
High School, Liverpool, UK
Newman High School, Scotland, UK
and Marple Sixth Form College
County High School for Girls, UK
the King Sixth Form College, UK
Options School, WA, USA
School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
College, Shanghai, China
Community School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
School Ho Chi Minh City, City College Campus, Vietnam
School of London, UK
International School, Indonesia
English School, Qatar
World School Aravali, India
School, The Bahamas
School, Stevenson, Maryland, USA
College, Hong Kong, China
International School, Hong Kong, China
International School, Mumbai, India
International School, Spain
International School, Guangzhou, China
Ap Ewan, Wales, UK
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:
better global citizens
IGC Award takes off - 2008
Encouraging and recognising ethical development and action expanded version of article in IB (International Baccalaureate) World, 2007
global citizenship international - a call for action
so much a subject - more a way of life. A proposal for an international
global citizen's award. Nov 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
The International Global Citizen’s Award