What do you do with your damaged appliances? Do you try to fix them or do you just throw them away? If you’re like most people, you throw them away, mainly because you’re not sure where to get them repaired and purchasing a replacement seems like the easier solution.
A visit to a rural school in Mañiuco, Chile, helped build stronger self-esteem and peer relationships in children, and also resulted in a slight but impactful change to the Social Service Project from the Universidad de la Frontera (UFRO) campus.
Melton Fellows Melanie Miller Garrett (Melton Foundation Board Member) and Lars Dietzel (Melton Foundation Staff Member) were among the 50 participants chosen worldwide to participate in a 7-month leadership development course sponsored by Concorde Europe. Both Melanie and Lars will participate per the Melton Foundation’s organizational mandate. The DEEEP Concord course,”Explorers’ Journey for Systemic Change: Tackling Root Causes,” starts this September 2014 and mixes online engagement (including webinars, tutoring and forum discussions) with on-location meetings.
The Melton Foundation’s ClimatePUSH Project screened three sessions of environmental films to the people of Temuco, Chile. Every session was followed by a group debate, where participants shared their impressions and insights, and as a fitting finale to the event, An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary on global warming was presented on the big screens of Aula Magna in Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) in Temuco.
Melton Day has always been a special day in the Melton Foundation. It’s a day to come together around the world in celebration of our founder, Bill Melton’s birthday. This year, Melton Day also marked the start of an adventure of a different kind: A Postcard Adventure.
Two Melton Fellows, Karla Palma and Daniel Vera, have been selected to participate in BIARI 2014, Brown University’s International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) initiative that brings together people from all over the world to address global issues through collaboration across academic, professional, and geographic boundaries.