top of page
Global Scribes
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Pinterest - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle

What We Do


Take a moment of silence, look around. Observe.


Look for a good subject, an art, with meaning. Take a picture.


It's time to let the world know your story. Inspire others by sharing your photos.

About Us

Global Scribes™ is a nonprofit organization which fosters global unity by connecting youth to build cultural understanding and worldwide community through the beauty and the power of the written word and creative expression.

DSC_0116 (2)
DSC_0548 (2)
TPSWPhilippines2016_Gem RoseCavalida_3
DSC_0018 (2)
DSC_0580 (2)
DSC_0449 (2)
DSC_0088 (2)
Our work


Create. Connect. Collaborate. Youth, ages 8-25, are invited to share their stories through creative writing, through visual arts, and through the collaboration of team passions. Global Scribes facilitates healthy, culturally-enriching relationships within an environment free from politics, religion, causes, and socio-demographic segregation. We focus on global journeys through the written word, visual & audio arts, dynamic interaction, and consistent interplay across multiple virtual platforms– Education, Focused Passion, Fun and Play Intertwined. For Youth, By Youth–working together to break through barriers and build a world of friendship where solid global foundations may form.

Youth participation as an individual, within a classroom, organization or club environment follows a 4-step process. 1/ Write. Each month global scribes write creative stories inspired by a monthly ‘Spark’ word chosen by one of our schools, organizations or youth. 2/ Video Selfie video, reading, storytelling, acting out– Step 1 & Step 2 are uploaded to GS's YouTube Channel. 3/ Film. Every Global Scribes member shares, on an annual or semi-annual basis, their unique, personal, version of THE LIFE I LEAD–a 3-7 minute short film. (we will show you how to make it!) And, 4/ Teams of Passion. Each youth selects his/her GS Team. What is their passion? What have they dreamed of doing, studying, exploring? Art? Music? Architecture? Sports? Writing? Science/Nature? Technology? Food? Broadcast Journalism? Photography? Theater?

One of the most impactful elements of Global Scribes™ is our philosophy that there is no right or wrong, good or bad, in one's expression of self – you are not being critiqued on your 'Letter to the World' *. Exchanging personal narratives is the foundation of our global community. We invite all people to contribute within the framework of our mission – with authenticity, integrity, spirit, respect, courage, creativity, kindness, grace and gratitude – to learn from one another the unique and similar aspects of our global cultures. All of this within a supportive environment brimming with other global youth excited to meet new friends and explore new cultures.

Team Leader

I am Gem Rose G. Cavalida, a 4th year BS Education-English student of PHINMA University of Iloilo. I am the Core Head Leader of the Global Scribes – Philippines, also the Leader in Photography Team. I travel more as a journalist than as tourist. I am currently the Associate Editor in our school publication, The UI Star. I am a booklover, and my heart is into literature and language. I love learning about culture and history. And I always believe that everyone is a star, and we can shine---with our own luster in our own different spots.



Rizal Street

Iloilo City, Philippines 5000

Whatsapp +639466308202

Success! Message received.

bottom of page