In addition to Spice’s myriad business ventures, we have recently launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) venture called "Global Citizen Forum" which is an NGO that serves as a platform to educate people on the idea of Global Citizenship and encourage them to adopt it as an identity through active discussion on global issues. For more information please view the GCF introduction video:
In today’s day and age, the World has become a Global Village and technology has facilitated cross country dialogue. GCF was founded on this premise and was registered as an NGO in Singapore in January 2013. The aim is to encourage dialogue and create opinion on issues that affect people in different geographical locations.
Since its inception in January, we have held various events in India, Singapore, Malaysia and China to discuss multidisciplinary international issues. These events have almost always focused on a local law that we believe needs to be amended to encourage youth/women empowerment or move closer towards achieving equal opportunities for social, political and economic development.
Our next event called "Going Global @ London":
ON: Sunday 30th June 2013
AT: Dorcester Hotel, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA, England
TIME: 11.00AM – 5.00PM
This event will be our biggest yet. There will be separate panel discussions on topics that contribute to developing a new identity as a Global citizen. In a nutshell, Global Citizens are individuals that have moved beyond existing barriers to identity and recognize themselves as citizens of the planet foremost. The discussions will be centered on the concept of ‘recognized’ global cities and the parameters that bestow this recognition. Simultaneously, there will be attempts to develop a criterion for being a ‘global citizen’ through Q&A sessions with the audience.
There will be full segment on the legacy of the British Empire and its contribution towards the homogenization of cultures. As the most widely spoken language in the world, the role of English, in surpassing language barriers and the advantages that native English speakers have over others while travelling or seeking work in different parts of the world will be placed under discussion. The event will also look at other factors inducing Homogenization with Technology being the main focus. The impact of technology in defining the future, its positives and negatives in today’s world will be thrown out to open debate.
The GCF committee after deliberations with many Londoners and Educationists has proposed to push cultural norms and question the education policy in the UK. At a time in the country, where the economy is in recession, cost of education is in an all time high and unemployment figures are rising steeply – why aren’t more British students choosing to go abroad for higher education/work? While the noises against immigration are growing louder, why are the Government and student trust bodies looking as emigration as a viable option to resolve the problems plaguing the British economy?
By providing a common platform to members of the education industry, employers and government representatives, GCF shall endeavor to enlist the legal and cultural barriers to emigration, steps the Government can take to improve the situation and the positive economic impact increased emigration would bring.