Educational programs

Education without borders: The intereducational partnership program

Globalisation, from the humanistic perspective, should cultivate collaborative interaction, cultural understanding and mutual respect. This is the spirit underlying the existence of a number of world humanitarian organisations such as the Red Cross, UNICEF, and Médecins Sans Frontières. In education, globalisation opens many gates for students and academics of different countries to interact; particularly with the growing power of computer technologies, the spirit of education ‘sans frontiers’ has emerged so that the virtual world co-exists with the real world. However, global education can be contaminated by profit-driven agenda particularly when internalisation of education is primarily viewed as an industry. Heavy emphasis is placed on reputation building, profit making, and power control. Ironically it still operates on the pretext that the world is a global village where some privileged villagers are more valued than others. The quality of life is not just about goods and services, but fundamentally it is about mindfulness.

We are pleased to mount the Inter-educational Partnership Program toschool encourage universities (or faculties/school/department) to sponsor a disadvantaged school in a developing country. It is based on the principle of global engagement, meaningful interaction and inter-educational sharing and social empowerment.

The sponsorship may include the following actions:

  • Sharing educational resources such as learning materials, facility improvement, sharing expertise to local problem solving and quality improvement of education;
  • Giving awards to an outstanding achievement of a school;
  • Providing small awards or scholarships to school children with outstanding academic achievement;
  • Donating money to schools whose facilities have been suddenly damaged by natural disasters.

AMII will not be directly involved in the Program. It may help with creating a contact with the two partners (e.g. your faculty with a school in a developing country). AMII will devote a section of its website to publicising those institutions engaged in this Program and occasionally share the narratives of their achievements.

Now, the bridge has been built: it is time for crossing!

 

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