INVENTING AN EQUITABLE FUTURE AT
For the fourth consecutive year, VRG sent three students to participate in Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) at Punahou School, Hawaii. SGLI is a leadership conference for high school students in which 25 schools from 12 different countries have the opportunity to send three students each. The purpose of the programme is to develop students’ leadership qualities in an international environment by meeting and getting to know people from all over the world. This year’s theme was equity, which is almost the same as equality.
During the two weeks, the programme was going on, we listened to many interesting lectures; for example: the former governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie and the Harvard professor, Fernando Reimers. Additionally, we had a lot of team building and workshop activities as well as explored the Hawaiian landscape and culture.
An important part of SGLI is also to design a project connected to the theme and work with it during your senior year back at home. The project we designed and will be working on this year is an academic mentorship programme for middle school kids in segregated part of Stockholm.
SGLI was a fantastic opportunity for academic and cultural exchange, at the same time it was a great way to experience the Hawaiian lifestyle with surfing, fishing and volcano hiking. We made memories and friends for life! And, together, we created a better understanding and awareness of the world in which we live.
Therefore, we highly recommend all year two students at VRG to take the opportunity and apply for SGLI 2016.
Sebastian Brändholm VRG Djursholm
Ludvig Lundgren, VRG Odenplan
Linn Ageby, VRG Jarlaplan