Oakridge International School Newton Campus, Hyderabad, in partnership with the prestigious Punahou School, Hawaii, USA brings you the opportunity to participate in the third edition of the Oakridge Student Global Leadership Institute (Oakridge SGLI) and be inducted into an elite network of young global leaders with a mission to create a better future.
The Student Global Leadership Institute was launched by the Punahou School, Hawaii, in 2010 with a mission to develop a community of international youth leaders who understand common global issues and to encourage positive action toward social change. The program is made possible by generous grants from the Edward E. Ford Foundation and the Education Research Initiative (a partnership of Lenovo, Intel and Microsoft), with additional support from the Freeman Foundation, the Luke Center for Chinese Studies, Stephen E. and Isabella H. Stevens World Peace Foundation.
Student delegations from schools across the world have participated in SGLI since 2010. Past program themes have been:
Building off the last two years’ topics of Peace and Conservation, the topic for 2019 will be Moral Courage. It is great to identify significant issues in our communities and we need our students to be feel empowered and confident to become better leaders and feel they can create change, no matter the opposition, for societal improvements. There are public betterment that can improve the situations of our communities and it is important to consider all members of a community and what is gained and benefited from this work. We hope that SGLI 2019 moves students to understand their own strengths and consider how they can improve their communities.
'Stand-up for what is right even if you are standing alone' - Anonymous. This very statement truly summarizes what moral courage stands for in this world. Moral courage is the courage to take action for moral reasons despite the risk of adverse consequences.
Often change in existing process or atmosphere is met with strong resistance, so for students to make changes in the world, their Moral courage need to be strong enough to brave the storm. Moral courage will inspire them to pursue their quest for change, even when met with strong opposition. This rather critical topic, makes SGLI 2019 to be a very promising learning session for all delegates.
You are joining the SGLI family, which now stands at over 500 students since 2010. We hope that you see the Oakridge SGLI as an opportunity, a chance to stretch yourselves and consider new mindsets as you live and interact with new friends from around the world. SGLI is not just a 10 day experience; it is something that we hope you will remain connected to for the rest of your life.