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Global Nomads Group Wins Grant from OpenIDEO’s “Designing for Digital Thriving Challenge”

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“This exciting grant will help Global Nomads Group scale the Content Creation Lab program, enabling us to engage with and provide learning stipends to more youth participants.”

Courtney Welsh, CEO of Global Nomads Group

Global Nomads Group is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from OpenIDEO to generate youth-generated digital content as part of its Content Creation Lab (CCL) global internship program. The grant recognizes Global Nomads Group’s efforts toward promoting “inclusive digital spaces that enable individuals and communities to thrive.”

In the Global Nomads Group program, CCL interns ages 11–23 work on multinational teams to develop digital content, including online courses and curriculum materials, addressing global issues important to youth. Topics include the environment and climate change, human rights, the humanities, and professional careers through a social justice lens. Throughout the internship term, youth interns develop skills such as intercultural communication, collaboration, and project management.

“This exciting grant will help Global Nomads Group scale the Content Creation Lab program, enabling us to engage with and provide learning stipends to more youth participants,” said Global Nomads Group’s CEO, Courtney Welsh. “And in doing so, support these youths to not only connect with their global peers but become leaders in their local communities.” 

The Designing for Digital Thriving challenge is the product of OpenIDEO and sponsored by San Francisco-based design firm IDEO. Past challenges have included The Food Systems Game Changers Lab, The Education (Re)Open, and Reimagine Charitable Giving.

 

About Global Nomads Group

For over 25 years, Global Nomads Group has leveraged technology to host digital safe spaces for young people around the world to share their stories, challenge assumptions, engage with and learn from each other, and, by doing so, foster a more just world. 

 

About IDEO

IDEO is a design and consulting firm with offices in the United States, England, Germany, Japan, and China. It was founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1991. The company’s 700 staff uses a design thinking approach to design products, services, environments, and digital experiences.

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