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 to 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:
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.
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