We believe that being a global citizen goes well beyond simply traveling around the globe or living an expatriate lifestyle; it refers to a more holistic view of the world, understanding the commonalities we share and recognizing our responsibility to help our fellow man , safeguard our planet’s future and march towards sustainable development.
As a whole school community, we define Global Citizenship as: “internationally –minded by understanding and embracing diversity in all forms and by respecting and celebrating this diversity in order to foster a peaceful, just and sustainable world”, through which we make every QMIS student:
- being aware of, learning about and understanding the world beyond ourselves; our planet and all people with whom we share it
- demonstrating and promoting values of compassion, respect and acceptance for all people, diverse cultures and beliefs; embracing cultural differences and commonalities
- taking personal responsibility and working interdependently to create local and global sustainable solutions for a more peaceful, inclusive and united world.
With this in mind, we have developed a unique Global Citizenship Programme at QMIS which empowers learners to assume active roles to face and resolve global challenges taking proactive personal responsibility for creating a more peaceful and sustainable world. Guided by The Council of International Schools and UN’s sustainable development goals, we have created a framework for the Global Citizenship Programme linked to curriculum as well. It gives the students a great opportunity to acquire and develop leadership experiences through meaningful collaborations