Clap enables international
travellers to visit local classrooms
and have eye-opening conversations.

Visit a local classroom, enjoy a conversation with students.

Your Country Kids get to ask you questions about your country.
Your Home You share pictures and stories about yourself, your work, your family, your culture.
Generation You participate in raising a more understanding and compassionate generation.
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So, how does it work?
What happens in a typical Clap Talk?
What in the world would I talk about?

You talk about you. Yes, really, it is as simple as that. You share with the students, stories and pictures about your family, your work, your country, culture, anything you feel strongly about, and as you share little snippets of your life with them, you’ll realize that you are, in your own little but significant way, shaping how a new generation perceives your country and your people.

You also get a Clap Kit based on a meticulously researched Clap Curriculum, to help you plan the flow of your talk and to get the conversation going in a meaningful direction.

Uhm, I've never spoken in public before.

We make it unbelievably simple for you participate in a Clap Talk. You don’t need to be an experienced public speaker. You don’t need to be an expert on kids. Hell, you don’t even need to speak English. Just download our readymade presentation template, add a few stories and pictures and that’s it, you’re ready to roll.

What travellers say after a Clap Talk

I showed like typical pictures of Poland and they went like "woooooowww!!" I also learnt about this Rakhi festival. To be honest I didn’t know anything about it, but now I know more!

Aleksandra Bujak from Szczecin, Poland

I barely speak English so I wasn’t sure if would be able to communicate but it was an amazing experience! Children were very receptive and made me feel so comfortable. In the end I was really happy because I felt like a child again, I was able to play with the kids and have fun games.

Alejandra Reich from Buenos Aires, Argentina

It was a beautiful experience. The children know a lot about feelings – how people feel. Maybe we should listen more to children and less to other people. The conversation starters were a delightful surprise!

Diego La Rosa, Taranto, Italy

We all have such different world views and how we see India is so different from how the kids see India! My favourite part was how eager they were to ask questions. They kept jumping up because they wanted to be the first ones! It's not often that you get to go to a school in a different country, so this was a great opportunity!

Ann Yeh from Nashville, USA

It was a really nice experience, not only going to tourist places but also participating in the life of India – yeah, that was really really cool. It was my first presentation like this so I was a bit stressed but now I’m really happy! I want to hi-five every little child!

Michał Czemu from Szczecin, Poland clap talk in Mumbai, India

One of my favourite parts was working on the presentation. It was a kind of retrospective exercise to look inside of my memories and pick the things I wanted to show to the kids.

Aldara Marcos from A Coruña, Spain

I feel it’s important that the kids learn not just math, science and such but about human beings too. When you don’t understand, you judge. When children are very young, they don’t judge a lot, they are accepting and curious. And with these kind of talks we could share so much with them and they would be more compassionate and open-minded about other cultures. We can build a new future just by good education of children!

Marcela Vidal from Santos, Brazil

When I sang my national anthem, all the students stood up and this was..ohhh..this was very nice! I would like to do Clap again.

Maura Klose from Dresden, Germany

What teachers say after a Clap Talk

We do speak about globalization, but interacting with the people is completely different! And the fact that this is informal, really helps.

Nalini Adidravidian, Administration Head
Universal High School, Mumbai

I didn’t know grade 4 could ask sooooo many questions!

Tarannum Derbey, Primary School Coordinator,
Universal High School, Mumbai

You know I wasn’t sure whether the kids would follow the accent or whether they’d just be amused by a person who looked different, but I don’t think that mattered. We assume kids have these biases but I think to kids all that matters is love and affection, and then they open up completely!

Dhruti Valia, Primary School Teacher,
DY Patil International School, Mumbai, India.

Something like this helps children learn about countries, in a way we don’t traditionally study. When someone from a different country comes to talk to them, it gives the children a feeling that they can also go anywhere!

This way, teachers also get to learn about how learning is imparted in other parts of the world!

Jinal Thaker, Secondary Coordinator
St. John's Universal School, Mumbai

The aim is to develop students who don’t just think about local issues, local problems and local culture but students who are aware about what is going on across the globe. And we want to inculcate this from the age of 3!

The Clap Talk we did is going to be a part of the students portfolio which we’ll keep as part of their international mindedness.

Dhruti Valia, Primary School Coordinator,
DY Patil International School. Mumbai, India.

Have a question? / FAQs

Is it like teaching or volunteering?

No, while a Clap Talk is voluntary, it is not like teaching, at all. You go in there and tell the students stories about your work, your life, your country or anything that you feel like sharing. The students ask you questions ,br.and you ask them questions right back! A Clap Talk is first and foremost, a conversation.

Do I need any documentation?

No, you don’t require any documentation to enjoy a Clap Talk. Though often, a teacher may ask you to carry your passport or an official ID when you arrive at the school. Please cooperate with her, she is only looking out for the safety of her students.

How long does it take to prepare for a Clap Talk?

It will take you less than an hour to prepare for a Clap Talk. Really. See the reference PPT we offer with the Clap Kit to make your job super easy!

Is Clap for poor or disadvantaged schools and students?

No. Clap is for any school that realizes the importance of offering its students global exposure and raising its classroom’s cultural quotient and awareness.

What is the duration of a Clap Talk?

One hour. A very special hour packed with a lively exchange of stories, opinions and cultures that never fails to change a little something for everyone present in a Clap classroom.

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So, how does it work?
What happens in a typical Clap Talk?
What will my class take away?

When a teacher opens her classroom’s doors to a Clap Traveller, she is in fact, opening the minds of her students to a whole new world. She is choosing a kind of learning that goes deeper and lasts longer. When children attend a Clap Talk, say by a Mexican traveller, they learn more than just the geography and history of Mexico. They get acquainted with its people, their culture, their way of life and Mexico goes from being just a dot on the world map to a place with living-breathing people who could some day, be friends.

What makes Clap such a powerful teaching tool?
  1. We’ve found that the things students and teachers take away from Clap Talks are often wonderful and unpredictable.
  2. The travellers’ presentations are based on the meticulously researched Clap Curriculum, but because of the diverse backgrounds they come from and the stories they share about their life, work and culture, the talks flow in directions that are as thoroughly illuminating as they are interesting.
  3. Students engage with the traveller with the help of Question Balls – the Conversation Starters we provide with the Clap Kit. There is a robust exchange of questions, cultures and opinions and before you know it the Clap Talk becomes a memorable conversation.
What travellers say after a Clap Talk

I showed like typical pictures of Poland and they went like "woooooowww!!" I also learnt about this Rakhi festival. To be honest I didn’t know anything about it, but now I know more!

Aleksandra Bujak from Szczecin, Poland

I barely speak English so I wasn’t sure if would be able to communicate but it was an amazing experience! Children were very receptive and made me feel so comfortable. In the end I was really happy because I felt like a child again, I was able to play with the kids and have fun games.

Alejandra Reich from Buenos Aires, Argentina

It was a beautiful experience. The children know a lot about feelings – how people feel. Maybe we should listen more to children and less to other people.The conversation starters were a delightful surprise!

Diego La Rosa, Taranto, Italy

We all have such different world views and how we see India is so different from how the kids see India! My favourite part was how eager they were to ask questions. They kept jumping up because they wanted to be the first ones! It's not often that you get to go to a school in a different country, so this was a great opportunity!

Ann Yeh from Nashville, USA

It was a really nice experience, not only going to tourist places but also participating in the life of India – yeah, that was really really cool. It was my first presentation like this so I was a bit stressed but now I’m really happy! I want to hi-five every little child!

Michał Czemu from Szczecin, Poland clap talk in Mumbai, India

One of my favourite parts was working on the presentation. It was a kind of retrospective exercise to look inside of my memories and pick the things I wanted to show to the kids.

Aldara Marcos from A Coruña, Spain

I feel it’s important that the kids learn not just math, science and such but about human beings too. When you don’t understand, you judge. When children are very young, they don’t judge a lot, they are accepting and curious. And with these kind of talks we could share so much with them and they would be more compassionate and open-minded about other cultures. We can build a new future just by good education of children!

Marcela Vidal from Santos, Brazil

When I sang my national anthem, all the students stood up and this was..ohhh..this was very nice! I would like to do Clap again.

Maura Klose from Dresden, Germany

What teachers say after a Clap Talk

We do speak about globalization, but interacting with the people is completely different! And the fact that this is informal, really helps.

Nalini Adidravidian, Administration Head
Universal High School, Mumbai

I didn’t know grade 4 could ask sooooo many questions!

Tarannum Derbey, Primary School Coordinator,
Universal High School, Mumbai

You know I wasn’t sure whether the kids would follow the accent or whether they’d just be amused by a person who looked different, but I don’t think that mattered. We assume kids have these biases but I think to kids all that matters is love and affection, and then they open up completely!

Dhruti Valia, Primary School Teacher,
DY Patil International School, Mumbai, India.

Something like this helps children learn about countries, in a way we don’t traditionally study. When someone from a different country comes to talk to them, it gives the children a feeling that they can also go anywhere!

This way, teachers also get to learn about how learning is imparted in other parts of the world!

Jinal Thaker, Secondary Coordinator
St. John's Universal School, Mumbai

The aim is to develop students who don’t just think about local issues, local problems and local culture but students who are aware about what is going on across the globe. And we want to inculcate this from the age of 3!

The Clap Talk we did is going to be a part of the students portfolio which we’ll keep as part of their international mindedness.

Dhruti Valia, Primary School Coordinator,
DY Patil International School. Mumbai, India.

Have a question? / FAQs

Is there a Clap Fee?

No, believe it or not, Clap doesn’t cost a thing. It is a free platform for both schools and travellers. A teacher may schedule any number of Clap Talks for her students, each year. All you need to enjoy a Clap Talk is an open mind and a willing heart.

How do teachers make time for Clap Talks from their busy schedules?

We’ve found that most teachers already have time slots dedicated to cultural activities. They realize the importance of introducing their students to global perspectives and find it easy to fit Clap Talks into their yearly teaching plans. In fact, after experiencing one Clap Talk, most teachers and school principals choose to have at least four to six Clap Talks each year, per class.

Some other ways to make time for a Clap Talk:

Is the Clap Curriculum a new subject?

Yes. As a matter of fact, it is. It has been meticulously designed in close collaboration with educators, school counselors and psychologists to help raise the cultural quotient and global awareness of everyone participating in a Clap Talk.

How do I evaluate the impact of a Clap Talk?

a) The way to evaluate a Clap Talk is not just by enumerating all the facts and figures the students pick up during the course of a talk. Although the students will always gain a vast amount of interesting information from the traveller’s pictures and stories – the thing to focus on is what they’re picking up, subconsciously, just by observing a traveller in their midst.

b) The traveller’s attitude, his or her clothes, their off-hand remarks, their manner of talking, their accents – are all pieces of information that help the children form a picture of the world in their head. They notice differences between themselves and the traveller, gradually learn how to accept them and communicate despite of them. Observe the kind of questions they ask, it will give you an idea of what has piqued their curiosity. Also notice how the questions change once the conversation starters are circulated.

c) To see how the students felt about a Talk, you may review the Message Cards they fill for the traveller, the Evaluation Cards they fill after the Talk, and the things they tell you when you chat with them about their experience.

What is the duration of a Clap Talk?

One hour. A very special hour packed with a lively exchange of stories, opinions and cultures that never fails to change a little something for everyone present in a Clap classroom.

What about the safety of my students?

a) Clap has an initial e-mail verification process that all travellers must go through when they sign up.

b) Besides this, teachers are welcome to request the traveller to carry his or her passport when they come for their Clap Talk.

c) You may also arrange for the traveller to be escorted in and out of the school premises, each time.

d) Teachers are free to decline a traveller entry upon arrival, if for some reason they don’t feel comfortable allowing them inside the school premises. Clap believes that the world is a beautiful place but teachers and caregivers of children have an added responsibility to be vigilant at all times.

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