ISSIA is a youth-led non-profit based in Hong Kong. We cultivate global citizenship and empower changemakers through peer-to-peer and project-based learning. We are a go-to hub for all things global issues.
TO ACHIEVE THE SDGS, WE NEED A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE IS A CHANGEMAKER
GLOBAL EDUCATION - AS A SYSTEM - HASN'T FUNDAMENTALLY INNOVATED IN THE PAST HUNDRED YEARS
MISSION STATEMENT: we cultivate global citizenship and empower young changemakers through peer-to-peer and project-based learning
VISION STATEMENT: to be the go-to peer-to-peer hub for aspiring and leading changemakers, advancing all-things social issues and SDGs
OUR SOLUTION: a different kind of education - peer to peer and project-based learning; give students agency over their learning journeys
GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: 170+ articles, 10+ podcasts, LGBTQIA+ docuseries, research surveys and more
VALUE STATEMENT: we are an inclusive, collaborative community that continually innovates and identifies synergies for the SDGs
CAPACITY BUILDING: 30+ projects, 10+ chapters - skill-building WORKSHOPS, networking, peer review of articles (youth-led, youth-operated)
70+ SCHOOLS REPRESENTED
"ISSIA is one of the few safe platforms in Hong Kong where teenagers can talk openly about current issues without the fear of being criticized, and it emphasises on how every person has a different perspective towards current affairs."
- Jasmine Wan
"After discovering ISSIA’s platform, I’ve come to explore political issues like value fragmentation as well as cultural issues like individuality. As a platform managed by students, this community is proof that teens are capable of advocating their opinions, facilitating discourse, and is passionate about social issues."
- Angela Chan