Global X-perience

Note – Global X-perience simulations have been temporarily suspended as of late January 2022, as a precautionary measure. We hope to resume when social distancing restrictions have been relaxed. Please email globalx@crossroads.org.hk with any questions. We’re happy to help!

The old proverb says: I cannot understand a man until I have walked a mile in his shoes.

When people participate in Global X-periences, they do not watch a video or listen to a presentation about global issues. They take a few steps ‘in the shoes’ of people in need. If they are interested in poverty, for example, they experience simulated manual labour and corrupt market practice together with the battle for shelter, food, education and medical care.

We offer experiential programmes on war, HIV/AIDS, blindness, hunger, water access, inequality in trade and the complex global range of issues that hold billions in poverty. Many people find experiential learning far more powerful than the spoken or written word. Over 200,000 participants have undertaken experiential programmes, with interest in them growing. Participants include students, business teams, community groups, families and individual visitors.