Clap aims to build a whole new generation that is far more compassionate towards personal, social and cultural differences. It believes that soon, education systems across the world will embrace the idea of ‘Travellers in Classrooms’ as a compelling teaching tool and as a testament to the power of dialogue in bridging two worlds.
Participating in a Clap Talk makes classroom learning more experiential and travel more meaningful.
Clap Talks are curated on a simple digital platform: www.clapglobal.com
Travellers tell us where they’re from, where they are now and their available dates. Schools give us a preferred date for a talk, get a list of available traveller profiles, pick and invite a traveller. Clap matches availability and curates an eye-opening talk.
Schools and educators around the world are fast realizing that a student’s cultural intelligence is as important as IQ. They understand that education needs to move beyond rote learning and that children need to be regularly exposed to diverse perspectives and ways of life. Not all parents, however, can afford to send their children on education tours and exchange programs.
Travellers, meanwhile, are growing increasingly wary of typical ‘touristy’ experiences. They want their travel to be more authentic and their interactions with a new place more meaningful.
Through its unique ‘Travellers In Classrooms’ platform, Clap offers enriching experiences for both groups. Children get to learn about different cultures through real stories and real people, and gradually develop an understanding of the world that is deeper than popular stereotypes. And travellers get to witness a slice of real life in a foreign land while making an actual difference to the lives of the people they meet.
The Clap Kit and Clap Curriculum:
Every school that signs up with Clap is given a Clap Kit complete with conversation aids and handbooks to guide them through a talk. Similarly, travellers are given a reference presentation to help them plan their talk better.
Our curriculum tools packaged into the Kit cover a range of universal topics, such as culture, interpersonal relationships, environment, gender, human rights and freedoms, justice, governance and more. The Clap Curriculum is meticulously designed to raise the cultural and emotional intelligence of all the participants of a Clap Talk.
Amnesty International has partnered with Clap on the HRE (Human Rights Education) part of the Clap Curriculum.
Clap was rewarded an initial seed fund from the Government of Chile through its incubation program, Start-Up Chile.