Crossing Borders Education (CBE) is an international non-profit organization and charity registered in the UK. CBE was founded in 2003 by Arnd Wächter in response to the social, cultural and political situation of the post 9/11 world.
Crossing Borders Education creates interactive workshops and intercultural resources, multimedia, films, and travel programs that empower individuals to view the world from multiple perspectives. We work for a world where differences are welcomed as learning opportunities and where deeper understanding develops naturally through intentional cross-cultural interactions. Our workshops, training resources and products are designed to enrich society by initiating empathic intergroup dialogues and enhancing diverse thinking skills.
The current world situation is largely shaped by cross-cultural and social tensions and our future depends on social awareness and intercultural understanding. During this time there is a critical need for a new generation of individuals and future leaders who understand the major challenges to intergroup conflicts and who have the capabilities, commitment and grit to address them. Crossing Borders Education is committed to empowering individuals to realise their opportunities for growth, and to become responsible global citizens.
Our primary objectives are to produce engaging educational resources and programmes which:-
- connect people of diverse backgrounds by supporting constructive dialogues in intercultural and interracial settings
- help people develop intercultural communication skills and enhance social justice awareness
- support diversity efforts and the internationalisation of educational curricula
- awaken youth’s interest in civic engagement on local and global issues
Through these programmes and resources, we aim to enrich society by providing opportunities to develop core skills, such as: critical thinking, empathy, and the ability to relate to other perspectives. In a polarized social and political climate, these dialogue skills have a critical role to play in a resilient and civil democratic society.
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Crossing Borders Education is a registered Scottish Charity (SC044633).