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NOLA Tech Tap 2022: Pioneering sustained livelihoods in greater New Orleans

The NOLA Tech Tap: Community Ideathon unraveled from 15-17 September 2022, converging innovative minds from the New Orleans area to further the goal of sustainability via technological solutions. Read on for an in-depth analysis of its impact!

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Accelerating Resilient Action on the SDGs during a global pandemic

The second iteration of the SDG Innovation Challenge confirmed our inferences thus far: connecting young talent around practical challenges relating to the SDGs with different tools, skills, and mindsets is a much-needed approach and empowers communities to tackle pressing issues together. Read on for details!

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Press Release: The Melton Foundation joins hands with Nisum to co-organize NOLA Tech Tap 2022

The NOLA Tech Tap: Community Ideathon 2022 brings together young people in New Orleans to develop and pitch a project idea to further sustainable livelihood in their community with the aid of technology.

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Equality for All – A collection of stories from Africa

Equality is a fundamental human right for all to enjoy. It has been given special importance in the UN Human Rights Charter and is present in the Sustainable Development goals with regards to access to education, clean water, health and socio-economic growth. The term ‘equality’ blankets a lot of the basic principles needed in global communities.

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Connecting in Pride

On 2nd July 2022, the Melton Foundation hosted a Virtual Townhall to connect around stories, share laughs, increase awareness, and celebrate LGTBQI+ pride together!

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Dillard University Campus Visit 2022 : Inspiring Changemakers

Starting 19th April 2022, a cohort of Melton Fellows embarked on a journey to Dillard University, New Orleans. Fellows from Chile, Ghana, India, Germany, and the USA congregated to showcase social impact projects, participate in events centered around global citizenship, engage in discussions, and build camaraderie through activities like campus tours!

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SIETAR Europa Congress 2022 and Jena Hub Visit : Reinforcing Global Citizenship

The Melton Foundation found itself involved in two events lately: the SIETAR Europa Congress 2022 in Malta and the Jena Hub Visit 2022! While Melton Foundation ambassadors discussed intercultural interactions and collaboration at the Congress, the Executive Office team members paid a visit to Melton Fellows in Jena, Germany to facilitate an exchange of ideas. 

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“Historias más allá de las fronteras”: Resumen del Festival Global de Storytelling 2022

The Festival Global de Storytelling 2022 was a celebration of the power of storytelling, as a way to spark change and create peace and empathy through comon experiences and stories. Co-organized by Lighthouse Storytelling -a new-media organization brought up by Melton Fellows around the world-, this event was the first of its kind in Spanish, opening new venues for storytellers to connect, beyond barriers of language!

The Festival consisted in 4 main events: A Preliminar Talk, an Opening Pannel, a Hands-on Workshop, and a Showcase for Arts and Storytelling; each one hosting many diverse storytellers from many places across Latin America and Europe. Keep reading about this grand event below. Spanish content ahead!

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Climathons 2021 – Impact

Our Local Hubs are the sources of impact that influence and galvanize local communities to solve their own problems in a sustainable, inclusive manner. A highlight of local hub events in 2021, were Climathon Bangalore and Climathon Temuco. Read on to know more about our #ClimateImpact in 2021

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Melton Fellow works on Badili Zone Library Complete Digitalization Plan – Mukuru Kwa Reuben Slum, Nairobi Kenya

In this story, join us as we hear from Melton Fellow Claris Nadini about Badili Zone - An initiative based in Mukuru Kwa Reuben Slum, Nairobi Kenya. Claris and other partners are fundraising to acquire a shipping container that will be converted to a computer hub to help in computer literacy and to connect the students to the rest of the world! This activity directly helps students in the slums of Mukuru Kwa Reuben have access to quality education and other opportunities uninterrupted.

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