- A global educational program to tutor more than 100,000 young people in more than 18 countries
- A network of schools and education partners around the world to instruct thousands of teachers in dialogue skills
- The program contributes to building understanding and tolerance among young people and their communities
The Muslim World League (MWL) and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) have launched a new exceptional partnership. It would bring together their common visions to serve the young people generation future, since the partnership will fill a great void in today’s world, where about 1.8 billion young people around the world, the majority of them face immeasurable challenges, such as poverty, violence, exclusion and adverse perceptions. These are not getting the data they need or learning the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly interrelated world.
In addition, they also feel they do not have access to a secure platform to provide them with the confidence to exchange their views and make choices that will affect their future and the way to conduct their lives.
Over the next three years, the Muslim World League and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change will work together to deliver a global education program to train more than 100,000 young people aged 13-17 in more than 18 countries around the world with critical thinking and dialogue skills that will enable them to tackle future opportunities challenges. Additionally, the program will work through networks of schools and education partners around the world to tutor more than 2,400 teachers on dialogue skills such as: (critical thinking, active listening, and global communication). This course will enable the teachers to transfer these skills to their students, making the program an effective contributor in building greater mutual understanding, tolerance and trust between young people and their communities, as well as modifying concepts about religious and cultural diversity.
Furthermore, the program will also establish a wide-ranging dialogue among followers of religions and cultures within communities of diversity, since it will call on young people’s empathy and understanding towards those who are different to them in their daily lives, their families and their communities. This program will increase in importance as the world is dealing a pandemic that has had an impact on youth education. Thus, communication while learning dialogue skills is vital to hone effective communication ability towards building bridges of understanding and exchange, combat misinformation and build compassion among young people.
The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prepare leaders and governments for a global future, by shaping debate and providing expert advice to help leaders build open, inclusive, and prosperous societies in an increasingly interconnected world.