Global Teenager Project
Summary: Connecting learners around the world through web-based classrooms --- Founded in 1998, global Teenager Project (GTP) offers collaborative global learning to over 20.000 students in 40 countries. Initiated and co-funded by the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), TP offers thematic online Learning Circles to elementary, secondary and vocational schools, including schools providing special needs education. GTP Learning Circles are offered twice a year and incorporate themes based on the Millennium Development Goals. GTP uses web-based classrooms to connect learners from around the world to discuss contemporary topics ranging from the environment to global health issues. Students are grouped into Le...
Year of Launch
The Global Teenager Project was initiated by IICD in 1998.
Low-, middle- and high-income countries
Since 1998, the Global Teenager Project connected 1000’s of schools globally and served over 250.000 students in their global learning adventures.
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Description of Scale and Reach
GTP Kenya launched in 2000, but between 2003-2004, shifted its focus from student Learning Circles to teacher training on ICT to aid in the development of teacher materials. The program also donates computers to schools. Globally, GTP initially launched as a program for secondary schools but has expanded to include primary schools and teacher training.
Netherlands, Curacao, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Yemen, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uganda, The Gambia, Taiwan, Suriname, South Africa, Slovenia, Senegal, Romania, Philippines, Oman, Niger, Morocco, Madagascar, Macedonia, Liberia, Lebanon, Latvia, Hungary, Guinea, Ghana, Egypt, Congo, Canada, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Bolivia, Belgium, Bangladesh, Argentina