Archive | Student-led Initiatives

A Glimpse into the Action at the Compass Youth Camp 2016

A year has passed and the Compass Youth Camp (CYC) has once again commenced! This year we have students from all around Asia, coming in from international schools in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and China. The main activities that these students will be taking part in are System Thinking activities, Amoeba roles, and Presentation tips. […]

On Opportunities, from a Youth

My trip to Nanjing, China, as a student co-facilitator was an experience that taught me a vast amount about an exciting time for education and sustainability work. As well as learning a tremendous amount about myself as a student pushing for more youth empowerment in this field. I was extremely fortunate to have worked with […]

Learning to Lead in a Changing World

CYC Organiser and Participants with Dara Ang Representatives

by Tegar Laga Joebhaar, Year 13, Lanna International School Thailand What steps would you take to maintain a sustainable nation? Well for five nights this summer, I was part of the Compass Youth Camp at Prem. The camp was a mix of outdoor activities and a workshop on sustainability. With a focus on youth leadership, […]

Students Teach Teachers about Sustainability at DAIS


by Michael E. Baldwin This summer eighteen Dalian American International School (DAIS) students took part in leadership training and then provided professional development for the entire teaching staff of the school on sustainability. The leadership training which took place on August 5-6, 2015, was offered to students who demonstrated interest in leadership through summer internships […]

Student Empowerment Training at Dalian American International School (DAIS)


Robert Steele and Michael Lees, two of the Compass Education’s trainers, had the great opportunity to continue to spread our CE tools and methods to the Administration, Faculty, Staff and students of Dalian American International School (DAIS), located in Dalian, China. On the 4-6 August 2015, they trained eighteen amazingly talented and passionate High School students on […]

Compass Youth Leadership Camp: Becoming Sustainability Leaders

CYC Organiser and Participants with Dara Ang Representatives

On 22-26 June, we launched our first ever Compass Youth Leadership Camp (CYC) at the lush and green campus of Traidhos Three-Generations Community for Learning in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Based on the foundations of systems thinking and sustainability, the camp is specially designed by youth for youth with goals to help them to be powerful […]

Promoting Student Leadership for Sustainable Change: Compass Tools at GINila 2014

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Eighty students; four global issues; two days; and one goal. On September 5 and 6 of this year at the International School Manila (ISM), delegates from six local high schools joined together to take part in the first annual Global Issues Network Manila Conference. Affectionately known as GINila, this student-led conference strived to empower participants […]

Student-led Sustainability Initiatives at Dominican International School, Taipei, Taiwan

The Ideal of Green & Sustainable at Dominican Int

After Dominican International School sent 26 delegates to the Global Issues Network (GIN) conference in Manila in February 2012, students across the school have become even more invested in sustainability initiatives. This article outlines several exciting projects students have undertaken. Dominican International School held a Pyramid building day in January 2013, described in a separate post. […]