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Student Ambassadors travel to Houston, Texas for the Nord Anglia Education-UNICEF Student Summit

Nord Anglia Education students are taking part in the annual summit to develop creative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

LONDON, June 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — 123 students have been selected from Nord Anglia Education’s global family of schools to attend this year’s NAE-UNICEF Student Summit, held from 12 to June 19, 2024 In Houston, TX.

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Through Nord Anglia Education’s global collaboration with UNICEF, students raised awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through social impact projects. The SDGs are a set of 17 goals set by the United Nations regarding social and economic development issues.

Every year, students from Years 10 to 12 from international schools across Nord Anglia come together for the NAE-UNICEF Student Summit. This year’s theme is “Innovation”, and the Summit’s student ambassadors:

  • Participate in workshops facilitated by UNICEF, World’s Largest Lesson, Generation Global and subject matter experts on the SDGs, developing skills in advocacy, impacting change in their communities, as well as student leadership.

  • Present a project at the “Global Problems Solutions Fair” working with international peers to respond to problem statements created by UNICEF on important topics such as nutrition, learning and health. The partnership between Nord Anglia Education and UNICEF aims to help UNICEF develop more openly accessible learning materials on the SDGs, while helping Nord Anglia students gain the knowledge and skills needed to bring about change positive within their communities.

  • Lead “peer discussions” to share how they are acting as leaders in their communities through social impact projects focused on sustainability, climate change and social equality. Students will also participate in local community volunteering in Houston.

  • New this year, attending educator coaches will engage in professional training to better support their students and schools in improving their social impact efforts.

The event is hosted at Nord Anglia’s two schools in the town: The Village School and the British International School of Houston. Houston was chosen as the ideal location for the Summit because it is the first officially recognized child-friendly city in The United States of America.

Doctor Leslie WilliamsSenior Program Manager for Social Impact and Giving at Nord Anglia Education, said: “We are thrilled that our student leaders are heading to Houston to join our flagship event, which will inspire positive action in their schools and communities. At the heart of our educational philosophy is a vision to shape a generation of creative and resilient global citizens who will change our world for the better, and events like the Summit ensure that our students become true changemakers.

The NAE-UNICEF Student Summit is not the only way students are engaging with the SDGs and social impact efforts in schools across North Anglia. Through Social Impact Awards, schools work towards three levels of accreditation (bronze, silver and gold), demonstrating how they have integrated child rights and the SDGs. Each year, students can also receive funding from the Social Impact Grants to expand and improve their community activities meeting the goals.

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About Nord Anglia Education:

As a leading international school organization, we are shaping a generation of creative and resilient global citizens who emerge from our schools with everything they need to succeed, whatever they choose to be or do in the world. life.

Our strong academic foundations combine world-class teaching and programs with cutting-edge technology and facilities, creating learning experiences like no other. Inside and outside the classroom, we inspire our students to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

No two children learn the same way, which is why our schools around the world personalize learning based on what works best for each student. Inspired by our high-quality professors, our students achieve exceptional academic results and continue their studies at the best universities around the world.

To find out more or apply for a place for your child, visit www.nordangliaeducation.com.

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