GenWE thoughtfully pairs teenagers from different cultural backgrounds to learn and grow together as they become friends. Through sharing meaningful dialogues, empathy-building stories, and constructive activities in a spirit of friendship, young people come to recognize their similarities and to appreciate and build upon their differences. GenWE facilitates individual well-being, leadership skills, and a more inclusive and affirming world.
THE PROBLEM WE’RE FACING
The Divide Continues to Increase
Becoming a fully diverse and inclusive society has proven to be difficult. While big strides have taken place in integrating diversity, the notion of true inclusion remains a challenge.
Our only hope of creating an inclusive world rests with the younger generation. However, the younger generation, while more aware and smarter than us, is living in social bubbles, spending less time building meaningful and diverse relationships, crucial for future success.
The younger generation also do not have the benefit of growing up in joint families or a mixed schooling system where one collaborates, negotiates and builds relationships with people from different backgrounds.
With human interactions outside the immediate social bubble getting limited, the younger generation will inherit and may also perpetuate an increasingly divided world.
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HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Building bridges and breaking barriers by pairing teenagers from different backgrounds.
We pair teenagers from different backgrounds. Pairing is done based on age, gender, hobbies, what you want to learn and what you can teach. GenWE is enabled by video, calling and texting to enable conversations.
Once paired, teens learn from each other, learn from experts and have fun.
WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS SAY ABOUT GenWE
Dr. Daisaku Ikeda a proponent of Humanistic Education says “Dialogue is an adventure, an adventure available to anyone. And sometimes it’s an adventure whose outcome can change history.” GenWE has so appropriately selected DIALOGUE as a key to raising students from varying socio-economic backgrounds to be pathbreakers in building a world with fewer conflicts.
Educational Consultant and Trail Blazer
Social exclusion and discrimination are huge issues that need to be addressed in our society. I saw the intent and program design of GenWE. Their mission to build inclusive and real-life leadership skills in teenagers is very exciting.
Principal, ShiningStar International School, Abu Dhabi
I’m hugely inspired and excited by GenWE’s vision to build leadership capabilities into the next generation. I can’t wait to meet these teenagers and see the impact of their GenWE learning journey!
GenWE is unique and powerful in its multifaceted approach to tackling youth leadership, bridging the skills gap, and advancing inclusion through global peer to peer mentorship. A promising program aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), driving tolerance and respect for diversity; while giving youth the necessary leadership and soft skills, enabling their future success in life and in their careers.