Shuning Lu, a junior Fellow from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, reflects on the presence of the G20 in her city.
The strength of the Melton Foundation network lies not just in the ideas and perspectives emerging from diverse cultures and disciplines, but also in the ability to motivate and assist each other. To further boost this support structure, the MF has a mentoring program called the MF Godparents. Through this program, every Junior Fellow joining the foundation is teamed up with a Senior Fellow “Godparent” to make the best out of their fellowship. Senior Fellow and Godparent Pooja Veerappa shares her experience:
Dillard University Junior Fellows Olu Joaquim and Aaliyah Cummings and Ashesi Fellow Beryl Nana Akuffo-Kwapong were selected for a two-week Changemaker Exchange Program at the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom. The program focuses on Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development, and their participation was sponsored through the Melton Foundation’s Action Grant. Here is the report:
Chilean Melton Fellow Diego Nicolas was selected to participate at IDDS Amazon, a two-week permaculture-themed summit that brought together 40 participants from all over the world and with different backgrounds 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. Here's his report:
There are so many things in the world we would like to change: but where to start? Here’s how anyone can learn to make a difference ...
“The courage to create is very important.” The words of Bill Clinton at the opening plenary of the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University made me yearn to put my ideas into action. Read Dillard University Melton Fellow Oluseun Joaquin’s report.
The Melton Foundation is continuing to strengthen its ties to its newest partner campus, Ashesi University in Ghana. A recent visit by MF staff to the campus provided an opportunity to highlight fellows’ activities and explore new synergies.
Dillard University Melton Fellow Oluseun Joaquin reports about her experience attending the 2016 Ashoka U Exchange in New Orleans