Islamabad - This month One World Youth Project (OWYP), an international education non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., is officially training university students in Islamabad and in the U.S., Turkey, Guyana, and Kosovo to facilitate global education and local leadership in secondary school classrooms. Through the OWYP program, students from six university campuses have volunteered to prepare local youth to be global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.
A total of 75 students, of which 12 participants are National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) students, are undergoing a six-week online course to gain knowledge and expertise in the global education topics that they will be facilitating in local secondary schools, such as global interconnectedness, cross-cultural dialogue and addressing global issues on the local level, as well as how to teach these topics in a classroom. The course includes a series of filmed interviews with professors and experts of each of these areas. Through the OWYP online course, 75 university students from around the world are virtually meeting each other and making personal connections with students from diverse cultures. In one of the online sessions, students were assigned to create a multimedia presentation of who they are and their hopes and dreams, which was viewed and commented on by all 75 of their international peers.