Crossing Borders Education sponsors and helps to create intercultural resources, 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 intercultural understanding develops naturally through intentional cross-cultural interactions.
Our training resources and products are designed to enrich society by initiating intercultural dialogues and enhancing critical thinking skills. Crossing Borders Education is an international non-profit organization and charity registered in the UK. Through our fiscal sponsor, the Peace Development Fund (PDF), a 501(c)(3) public foundation, our supporters are able to make tax-deductible donations in the U.S.
Crossing Borders Education (CBE) is a UK charity founded in 2003 by Arnd Wächter in response to the social, cultural and political situation of the post 9/11 world.
The current world situation is largely shaped by cross-cultural tensions and our survival depends on 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 cross-cultural conflicts and who have the capabilities, commitment and grit to address them. Crossing Borders Education is committed to empowering individuals to see the world from a different perspective, to realise their opportunities for growth, and to become responsible global citizens.
Our primary objective is to produce engaging educational resources and programmes which:-
- help people develop intercultural communication skills and social justice awareness
- support the internationalisation of educational curricula
- awaken youth’s interest in civic engagement and global issues
- connect people of diverse backgrounds by initiating intercultural and interracial dialogues
Through these programmes and resources, we hope to enrich society by initiating intercultural dialogues at educational institutions and community engagement projects.
Crossing Borders Education is a Scottish Company Limited by Guarantee (SC345106) and a registered Scottish Charity (SC044633).