The 2017/18 Learners’ Voice Program recruitment campaign has ended, the new cohort will be announced in September.
The WISE Learners’ Voice Program brings the perspectives of young people to the challenge of rethinking education, and equips them to take on leading roles in their fields and in the world of education. The Program is based on the idea that when learners are co-creators of their learning environments, they become active participants invested as stakeholders in the progress of their communities. The Program focuses on building knowledge of education, social entrepreneurship, leadership, and communication skills.
The Learners participate in the global biennial summit and in two intensive residential sessions delivered by expert faculty. These are supplemented by practical workshops and various online and on-site activities. In a key component of the Program, the learners form teams to conceive and design grass-roots projects that address critical education challenges. Selected projects, developed throughout the year, are presented at the following WISE Summit.
The Learners’ Voice Program was established in 2010 to engage the views and creative energies of young people in addressing pressing global education issues and challenges. The current Learners’ Voice community comprises over 100 Learners from many countries, including Qatar. They represent different backgrounds and disciplines but all share a passion for education. Together they represent a unique perspective within the WISE community.
Meet the 2016-17 WISE Learners' Voice cohort.
Meet the 2015-16 WISE Learners' Voice cohort.
Since 2012, the Learners’ Voice Program has been supported by Banco Santander through its Universities Global Program.
About Santander Universities Global Program
Through its Santander Universities Global Program, Banco Santander maintains more than 1100 collaborative agreements with universities and research centers worldwide. Since 1996, Santander Universities Global Program has been the focus of the bank's social action with an investment of over 1 billion Euros in various initiatives and projects in higher education.