Wellington was looking to increase student empathy and improve student competencies around a variety of subjects related to global citizenship.
We brought a container Portal to Wellington College and connected it to several of Portals around the world, including Bangladesh, Gaza, Rwanda, Mexico and Barbados. We brought unique conversations on beliefs & belonging, climate change, and human rights to the students as well as less-fortunate learners from surrounding communities.
Students were able to learn from the first-hand experiences of those on the frontlines of climate change, develop new methods of learning, empathize with communities facing insurmountable challenges, and become more well-rounded global citizens.
learned something new through Portals.
changed their assumptions about people different than themselves.
felt more connected to people different than them.
felt Portals changed their perspectives on global culture.