To mark the celebrations for World Children’s Day on 20 November, students have rallied around the world in numerous #KidsTakeOver events. Throughout the day, students have taken over schools, businesses and government institutions to raise their voices about the importance of children’s rights and advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In his latest blogs on the Huffington Post, Nord Anglia Education CEO Andrew Fitzmaurice, shares his insights on the importance of global citizenship and giving students a platform to voice their perspectives and play a role on the future of the planet.
"Of course, we should be committed to empowering young people beyond this one day. I believe that an outstanding education not only leads to academic success, but supports young people to develop as global citizens and agents of change," Andrew states in his blog on the Huffington Post.
See how students at BIS HCMC have come together in a variety of activities to raise awareness for children's rights across the globe, with particular emphasis on our topic:
If you were to start your own country, how would you ensure gender equality from the start?
Through a variety of mediums, from posters to presentations, video animations and 'board meetings', our whole school from Early Years to Upper Secondary have raised their voice to discuss and debate the global issue of gender equality in conjunction with their fellow Nord Anglia Education students. All ideas were collated together into a 1 minute video which was shared with the world as part of the global chain reaction of the voices of our future:
The answers provided by our students from ages 4 to 18 reinforce the quality of education provided at BIS HCMC. A Nord Anglia Education empowers our students to be ambitious for global change. With access to global partners such as UNICEF, our children have opportunities beyond the ordinary, allowing them to develop academically, emotionally and socially in this ever-changing world, with the ability to become global leaders of our future.
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