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Confronting Discrimination: What can people and organizations do to make a difference?

The Virtual Global Citizenship Week 2021, carrying the theme, “Putting Global Citizenship into Practice”, is a showcase and search for solution-driven ideas. The real strength of Global Citizenship lies in the fact that it ties together nationalities, cultures, and personalities in the pursuit of the common good whilst keeping its distinctive traits intact. Much potential lies in taking a collaborative approach in dealing with the challenges we face. We launched Global Citizenship Week 2021 on April 17th, 2021 with the 'Confronting Discrimination TownHall' based on the premise of ‘What can people and organizations do to make a difference?’

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Grateful to be a Woman – International Women’s Day 2021

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, The Melton Foundation hosted a TownHall dedicated to the cause of women empowerment and gender equality.

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Unity in Diversity: An Open Mic

Experience Global Citizenship and Intercultural dimensions through Art! Welcome to a Melton Foundation Bengaluru Hub event curated for artists to converge for a virtual evening of creativity, and self-expression unfurling hitherto unknown layers of Global Citizenship!

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White Paper: State of Global Citizenship

How do we reconcile local, and global requirements? How do we change the rising tide of looking inward into a rising awareness of integrating with the global community to solve one's problems?
The State of Global Citizenship debates, discusses, and proposes the future for Global Citizenship, taking into account the changing dynamics of a world in flux and the conflict between regional and global interests worldwide.

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Global Citizenship in India – A Potpourri of Cultures

The cultural fabric of India is akin to a colorful mosaic of religions, languages, cultures, literary pieces, philosophies, and relics. The sheer diversity found in the country, interspersed with varying strands of thoughts, beliefs, and ways of life, is of gargantuan dimensions. The integration of different cultures over millennia has yielded a rich heritage, comprising a number of literary texts, architectural creations, and philosophical sects. Globalization, and therefore global citizenship, is a phenomenon which underlines the evolution of the Indian society and has worked its way into the mindset of the people for thousands of years, resulting in the interwoven societal setup existing today.

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Melton Foundation Grants: Looking back at a decade of grassroots impact investing

Since its inception, the Melton Foundation’s Grants Program has translated small ideas of social impact into functional local and global projects led by Melton Fellows. Over the last decade, these Global Citizenship initiatives which received funding and support through our grants program have touched hearts, minds, and lives everywhere. Read on to delve into the rich archive of projects accomplished by our global, intercultural community of Melton Fellows over the past ten years!

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Education and Global Citizenship – A Vital Link

To broadly define Global Citizenship Education (GCE), we can state that it is a learning framework that enables individuals and communities to aspire and actively participate in the societal transformation towards a more equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world. A collaborative and lifelong learning process, Global Citizenship Education furthers individual and collective competencies necessary to promote and act towards societal transformation.

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Think Global, Act Local!

The best way for a global citizen to begin her journey is to explore her local environs and work towards creating models for problems that exist in different corners of the globe for implementation in the local setup. The local sphere is where the most visible changes occur, the site of the real empowerment of communities.

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Global Citizenship: Navigating through Challenges and Barriers

We, as a human race, have come a long way. From being nomadic tribes to constructing skyscrapers, the Homo Sapiens have traversed the globe, setting up civilizations in the remotest lands and sailing across the seven oceans. Despite the intermingling of societies, accelerated by globalization 18th century onwards, the hindrances to Global Citizenship have only increased. What are Melton Fellows doing to change this narrative, and make Global Citizenship an everyday reality?

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Pivoting Sustainable Development with the SDG Innovation Challenge

The SDG Innovation Challenge is a virtual ideation marathon for motivated young people from across Africa to come together in developing and connecting practical solution ideas for challenges faced by their local communities at the grassroots level.
Here's what the maiden SDG Innovation Challenge 2020 was all about.

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