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Animal Welfare : A Fellow Discovers How to CARE

As part of her New Fellows Training, Ranjini Rao HS was looking to interview someone who has a strong story, experience and opinion that they could share with us. She found an inspiring lady who works in the field of animal welfare ...

Meet Charlie, a 13 year old dog whose altruistic, patient and diplomatic interaction with autistic children served as an inspiration to the eponymous organization CARE, which finds its roots from CUPA (Compassion Unlimited plus Action), another animal welfare organization. I had heard about CARE and had visited the organization before, had few of my friends […]

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Melton Fellow wins competition with Dutch-Ghanaian sanitation project

Safi Sana, Swahili for "very clean", won the 2016 New Business Challenge, a unique business case competition where Dutch and Ghanaian students and starters work together in mixed teams on solutions for companies. Ashesi Melton Fellow Kwabena Ankrah, a member of the winning Safi Sana team, reports on the project and what makes it special:

Safi Sana, a Dutch company which has established a franchise in Ghana, has 3 main pillars: Sanitation, Energy and Agriculture. In very simple terms, Safi Sana kills two birds with one stone by taking organic waste from urban slums, then converts this waste into renewable energy for cooking and electricity. They also make use of the […]

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Passion, peace, & the dance in between.

Transforming negative emotions into positive actions: a reflection piece!

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Mussels and Equality: A Chilean village’s specialties

How four sisters empowered women and changed their community.

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The Big Hashtag

In 2007 , a single mother and her son left the most dangerous country in the world to move to a safer place. And this is where the story begins ....

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2016 Global Citizenship Conference Recap: What a Week!

The 2016 GCC at Universidad de La Frontera in Temuco, Chile celebrated the Melton Foundation's 25th anniversary. Here are some of the week's highlights:

Springboard Sessions Nearly 400 guests filled the UFRO auditorium for the Springboard Sessions, the conference’s signature event. The all-female lineup enthralled the audience with their very different life stories and the lessons they’ve learned in their work for social change. While Zahra Al-Harazi, Canadian Ambassador for UNICEF, called on the audience to embrace their “otherness” in […]

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Co-Designing in the Amazon: A travel & work journal

Diego was selected to participate at IDDS Amazon, a two-week permaculture-themed summit that brought together 40 participants from all over the world to co-create innovative solutions with local community members of fishing and farming communities along the river banks of the Amazon River in northern Brazil. This is his journal from that trip.

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Melton Fellow campaign wins prize at Millennium Campus Conference

Beryl Nana Ama Akuffo-Kwapong, a Junior Fellow from Ashesi University, attended the annual conference of the Millenium Campus Network, a nonprofit geared toward training and supporting the next generation of leaders in global development. Here's her report:

I was eager to be part of a network of students from all over the world who share a similar interest in tackling the sustainable development goals, so I enthusiastically applied to attend the Millenium Campus Network conference at Howard University, Washington D.C.  Through the facilitation of Dr. Chambliss, the Task Team leader of the Melton Foundation […]

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A slice of adolescence: Sex (mis)education in India

It took my body another half a decade to embark on the tumultuous journey called puberty. By then, I was helplessly trapped ....

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A global citizen’s journey: Dreaming of solar energy for all

In November of 2011, I was returning from class in Calcutta, India. I remember stopping at a tiny shop and buying a few things to eat. Right below the shop, I noticed some smoke coming out and when I bent down I noticed a lady, barely crouching, cooking food over a wood fired stove and coughing profusely because of the toxic fumes that she was inhaling.

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