A holistic approach to education and personal growth beyond traditional academic knowledge is required to become a global citizen. To thrive in an increasingly interconnected world, students need to develop a wide range of skills and competencies  Here are some essential skills & competencies that can prepare students for global employability :

  • Cultural Competence: Students must be made aware of different cultures, customs, and traditions. Their understanding & appreciation of different cultures is crucial for effective global engagement.
  • Creativity and Innovation: These skills will empower students to think out of the box, adapt to change, solve problems effectively, and make meaningful contributions to the global world.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication, both in one's native language and in foreign languages, is essential for building connections and understanding across borders. Students should work on their verbal, written, and digital communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurship: Students must be encouraged to take initiative, identify opportunities, create solutions to real-world problems, and become more enterprising.
  • Critical Thinking: It is highly vital to encourage students to question assumptions and think independently to thrive in a global world.
  • Technological Literacy: In an increasingly digital world, students must be proficient in using technology and navigating the online environment safely and responsibly.
  • Collaboration: Students must be taught to cooperate, share ideas, and leverage collective strengths as collaboration skills are essential for working effectively in diverse teams, which is increasingly common in a globalised workforce.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: The ability to adapt to new situations and bounce back from setbacks is crucial in a rapidly changing world. Students should develop resilience and a growth mindset.
  • Financial Literacy: Students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage their finances & resources optimally which will eventually aid in resolving bigger humane problems.
  • Empathy and Compassion: These skills are to be inculcated at an early age so that future global citizens build positive relationships and make this world a healthy & happy place to live in.

As educators, parents, and leaders, it is our responsibility to foster these skills& competencies in students so that we can empower students to become active and engaged global citizens who can make a positive impact on the world.