Written by Melton Fellow Li Jiale (Cashion)
“Once a graduate student at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, came to us and said that he used to be a student of the elementary school, where we did our teaching program. He has now has made his way out of that village into a much bigger world and the Melton Foundation played a part in his journey."
Written by Melton Fellow Pablo Carillo
In conjunction with a renowned social organization called the Innova País Foundation, Melton Fellows were seen supporting the construction of ecological and sustainable housing, with 100% recyclable materials!
The 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum was a power-packed three days full of insightful discussions and hands-on sessions. Convened by the UNESCAP, it was attended by over 3000 people from all across the world. Dive into this article by Vinita Joshi from Bangalore, India as she uncovers some of her top takeaways from the international conference!
By Melton Fellow Kwabena Twumasi Ankrah
Over the November weekend, 30 brilliant college students and entrepreneurs selected from a competitive pool across Ghana met at the Kokrobite Institute for the 2019 German Institute of Business and Technology Innovation Hackathon.
The India GCC 2019 at BMS College of Engineering kick-started on the evening of the 23rd of September 2019! Read on to catch early glimpses from the conference, as we spill the beans on our skill-based workshops, team building sessions and more!
During the Global Citizenship Conference, our Global Citizens had three exciting opportunities to learn about and experience some glorious aspects of Indian culture as part of our 'Intercultural Capsulas'! We participated in a deeply stimulating Yoga and Meditation session, played with colors while practicing the age-old art of Rangoli, and had lots of fun competing in a friendly game of Kho-Kho!
We, at the Melton Foundation, believe that global perspectives can enable local impact, and with the upcoming 28th Annual Global Citizenship Conference, intend to connect confident young leaders willing to challenge the status quo and reach out for a better tomorrow!
When it comes to problem-solving and challenging power structures, we can sometimes underestimate the power of civic action. We as citizens, both local and global, hold a level of strength and wisdom that can cause real revolutions – especially when we join together. It is time to release the 'power of togetherness' and the Melton Foundation's contribution to the Bridge 47 Global Event at the International Civil Society Week 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia is a testament to the same.
There are 7.7 billion people who share this planet. Just think of the impact all these people could have if they worked together, from climate action to eradication of poverty: It would be huge! So, how again do I change the world from where I stand?
From 15-20 March 2019 in Berlin, Germany, we convened our newest batch of Melton Fellows for the New Fellows’ Orientation (NFO) - a five day workshop focussed around intercultural exposure and development, harnessing inner and outer skills, social innovation and design thinking impactful projects and earmarking actionable ‘Commitments to Action’ around the Sustainable Development Goals. Led by experienced trainers, and seven project partners, this year’s event marked an effectual and authentic highlight on our Fellows’ journey to becoming global problem solvers.