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Looking into our own backyard

"Let's face it. India is obsessed with light skin. Racism is not a 'western' issue. Discrimination based on skin color is everyone's issue. Here's a story of what happens in the underbelly of our country, in our homes, in our schools, in our justice system. After a long hiatus, there’s a new read on my blog - I hope it angers you, makes you uncomfortable, and encourages you to share it in your networks. Happy Reading!" - shares Ashitha Nayak, Melton Fellow — Bangalore, India, in this Storytelling for Change interview outlining the imminent presence of racism and colorism in India and beyond.

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COVID-19 Response Fund: Chile

As the emergent impacts of the coronavirus mount across our communities, Senior Melton Fellow May Garces, and team, are currently raising funds to support vulnerable families in Temuco and Santiago, Chile. Their COVID-19 Response Fund aims to provide immediate resources to the vulnerable population in Chile. We ask that you join hands in this endeavor and make a donation today! :)

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Demystifying Design Thinking

Some of the world’s leading brands such as Google and Samsung have incorporated the design thinking approach and design thinking is being taught at some of the top universities in the world. It has found a place in most of the economic sectors and many firms have found new revenue streams through this very concept. But, at its core, what is Design Thinking? And why is it so popular? Join us as we demystify Design Thinking with Mana Taheri from the HPI School of Design Thinking.

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Our Impact in Review: 2019

The Melton Foundation looks back at over 25 years of shaping young minds through experiential learning, skill development, and intercultural exposure. In a first-of-its-kind Annual Impact Report, we uncover our methodologies, strategy, and secrets on what it takes to bring Global Citizenship to life across world demographies and regions. Join us as we walk you through all of the collaborative action, thought and ethical leadership initiatives, and transformative experiences that shaped our year.

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Melton Fellows collaborate to construct ‘Sustainable and Ecological House’ with Mapuche Community

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!

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Melton Fellow Vinita Joshi at the 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum

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!

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GIBT Innovation Hackathon — Melton Fellow Kwabena Twumasi Ankrah wins Gold!

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.

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An Open Day for Global Citizenship in India!

What made the Global Citizenship Conference 2019 extra special? 300 Practitioners, 25+ Collaborators, and a tireless crew, all of who came together to celebrate a first-of-its-kind Open Day for Global Citizenship, with inspiring Springboard Sessions, lively panel discussions, five hands-on workshops, ten companies at the Social Innovation Expo, an intercultural evening, and ample networking opportunity over lunch and dinner!

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Design Thinking and Skills Workshops for Melton Fellows

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!

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A rendezvous with Indian Culture!

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!

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