At Universal, our goal is not just to prepare learners for admissions at colleges & universities of their choice – but for their future as true global citizens.
Education for Global Citizenship enables learners to develop the knowledge, skills and values needed for securing a just and sustainable world in which all may fulfil their potential.
Universal students are active Global Citizens. We follow the Global Citizenship curriculum promulgate by Oxfam, a large and vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting global issues like poverty, climate change, conflict and natural disasters, health, education, gender equality, etc.
Universal sees a Global Citizen as someone who:
- is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a world citizen;
- respects and values diversity;
- understands how the world works economically, politically, socially, culturally, technologically and environmentally;
- is outraged by social injustice;
- participates in and contributes to the community at a range of levels from local to global;
- is willing to act to make the world a more sustainable place;
- takes responsibility for their actions.
Universal encourages student involvement in programmes like Model United Nations and Global Issues Platform that increase awareness and build perspective about issues that matter to us all – from global poverty to climate change, from nuclear disarmament to AIDS, from racism to obesity and from the war on terror to the war on drugs. Meeting bureaucrats, organising a local creek clean-up project and writing to the UN about climate change, are just some of the activities learners are expected to pursue.