Global Citizenship

  • A Global Citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world and his/her place in it. He/she takes an active role in his/her community and works with others to make the planet more peaceful, sustainable and fairer.

    NIS Global Citizenship Definition focuses on educating its students to develop empathy, respect and understanding of others’ perspectives, views, cultures and global interdependence. “We are not alone in this world”

    Global Citizenship is about the belief that we can all make a difference. It shows young people that they have a voice. The world may be changing fast, but they can make a positive difference and help build a fairer, safer and more secure world for everyone.

     The education for Global Citizenship includes participating and celebrating local and global activities and events, respect of cultural differences and language diversities. This is reflected in Student and Teacher Exchange Programs with Denmark and Germany, MUN and community services.

    Intercultural education is embedded in the curricular contents and practices of learning in Political Sciences, World History, World Geography, Literature, Arts, Music, Economics, Business, Sciences and Foreign Languages, etc.

    Students are exposed to knowledge of the different political systems, economic systems, and international business practices to understand and accept diversities. World Literature introduces diversity through appreciating different genre, literary periods, fiction and nonfiction. Teaching and learning of World History and civilizations; ancient and contemporary, enhances the student’s awareness, respect, analysis and evaluation of historical events. Global warming, recycling, deforestation, water resources are embedded areas in the science curriculum to equip students with scientific knowledge required to the realization that “we are not alone in this world”. 

    NIS Mission Statement indicates the importance of maintaining the Egyptian Identity which does not conflict with global citizenship but rather strengthens it.