Think Global is a national education charity, and the hub of a community of schools, NGOs and businesses which care about global learning and development. Our goal is to help create a more just and sustainable world, through the power of global learning.
The world today is neither just nor sustainable. Poverty and hunger, unequal distribution of wealth and opportunity, environmental degradation and diminishing resources are some of the challenges that today’s young people will inherit. These problems are huge – but they are surmountable. At Think Global we believe in the ingenuity and basic humanity of people to solve these problems. Our members include 10,000 teachers and school leaders, and 140 organisations including international and national non-governmental organisations, universities, faith groups and unions, all of whom believe it is possible to create a world which is both just and sustainable. This belief drives the Think Global community.
We work to equip people with the knowledge and skills they need to make better decisions for a just and sustainable world. We support them to learn more about the challenges we all face. Better understanding leads to better decisions. We call the development of this deeper understanding, the acquisition of ‘global capabilities’, of which there are three:
- Global understanding: acquiring knowledge about the world
- Global open-mindedness: developing insight into global relationships
- Global resourcefulness: the ability to think critically and to imagine alternative futures
We believe that, in the long run, it is the development of these capabilities that will play the biggest role in creating a just and sustainable world.