For the second year in a row, three VRG students and one VRG teacher attended the Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) at the Punahou School in Hawaii, USA this summer.
Together with students from all over the world, our students participated in an extensive 15 day program with workshops. lectures, and committee work to find ways to put their leadership t
o work back in their home communities. You can read their daily reflections in their blog, here>>
When asked what was the best part of this exchange trip … VRG teacher Sue Tennander responded, “definitely meeting face to face so many teachers and students from around the world.” The program reinforced the idea that “leadership is about making small changes at grass-roots level in order to build a foundation to push ahead.” Sue also shared that it is exciting to make contacts in various parts of the USA, India, China, Japan, Korea, Jordan, the UK and Denmark who are interested in linking with VRG and working in cooperation projects. When asked should VRG participate for a 3rd year in a role in summer of 2015? She responded, “absolutely!”
Carl Sävendahl was the VRG Djursholm representative at this conference. Together with his partners from Odenplan and Jarlaplan, he will now lead a project together with our students based on what he has learned this summer.
See photos from their experience, here:
Are you interested in joining this project next year? Watch for details of how to apply in January 2015.