The Liv Arnesen Foundation is a non-profit organization, formed to increase awareness about the environment and the importance of cross-cultural communication. The Foundation aims at using international media publicity surrounding its expeditions to further promote its charitable interests.
As a former schoolteacher, Liv Arnesen was inspired by the work of polar explorer, scientist and humanist Fridtjof Nansen, to use her expeditions as a pedagogical tool in the transfer of knowledge to students around the world. The Liv Arnesen Foundation’s objective is to create an online portal for information and education, essentially, a global classroom. The portal will be an arena where children and youth on all continents can create a dialogue and shared understanding about the different themes the expeditions are promoting. This dialogue will take place via the Internet and social media.
In 2011, The Liv Arnesen Foundation in collaboration with Bancroft Arnesen Explore, launches its first such project, Global Classroom 2011. Marking the 100 years passing since Roald Amundsen was reached and discovered the South Pole, Bancroft Arnesen Explore will host an educational expedition in the footsteps of Amundsen, in the spirit of Nansen. Their vision is to reach 2 million classrooms with themes from the world’s next frontiers; ethics and climate.
The Liv Arnesen Foundation is a non-profit organization, governed by a board of directors.