As a proud citizen of Nigeria, I had always wished for an opportunity to speak with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. My curiosity as a global citizen coupled with my interest in understanding the day-to-day runnings of the presidency of a country sparked my interest to speak with him at the University of Virginia.
As preparations for the next Deep Dive begin, fellow Olaf Schiller draws lessons from his follow-up visit to Haiti, one year after the Deep Dive team had left. Here’s what he found out.
A family bike ride in Temuco, part of the campaign “Temuco para todos” (Temuco for all), gathered nearly 300 cyclists and called attention to the benefits of alternative transportation modes.
During March and April 2015, our team is on the road to visit our partner universities and select New Fellows, and we look forward to meeting our community at their doorstep.
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.