Why is Global Competence Important?

The challenges that face the world today—from global poverty and climate change to financial systems and conflict—require globally-minded solutions. Global competency skills are necessary so that young people can invent a future that appropriately addresses global challenges.
— Brookings Institution
 

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The need.

Young people need global competence, a 21st century capacity that includes knowledge about diverse cultures around the world, empathetic and collaborative interpersonal skills, and respectful, open-minded attitudes shaped by learning and experience.

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The problem.

Most kids in the United States grow up not knowing about the rest of the world – from basic geography to a deeper understanding or even curiosity  about people who live in different places or have different cultural backgrounds.

The solution.

World Wise brings an innovative approach to global education. With cross-cultural connections forged through compelling immersive stories and interactive learning experiences, we celebrate the diversity of the planet and commonalities that connect us all.