Storytelling for Change by Melton Fellows.
Right in the heart of Gotha and Jena, Germany, something amazing happened this July 2023 – the Global Solvers Co-Lab. It was all about people coming together to make a difference. Let us introduce you to some of the incredible folks who made it happen: "We believe in the magic of collaboration!"
Grateful for an inspiring day at TEDxBangalore, with Melton Fellows Harsha M Krishna, Tryphine Clara Dzimbanete, Sartaj Anand, and Program Director Sonali Keshwa Murti, where we explored the power of Safe Spaces that extend beyond the physical and digital realms. From mental well-being to environmental sustainability, these spaces are vital for our collective growth. Today, we witness them shrinking faster than ever before, but together, we can make a difference. Let's join hands and embrace Ideas Worth Spreading to create a better Bangalore! We also spent time embracing tranquility and creativity at Trayah Pottery with Melton Fellows Tryphine Clara Dzimbanete, Arun Josephraj, Shravani Vangur, and Palak A., from Bengaluru!
We're very happy to be celebrating Women's History Month: A Global Celebration of Women's Achievements, and a time to Reflect and Inspire!
March is Women's History Month, a time when we come together to honor and recognize the achievements and contributions of women from around the world. This year, the Melton Foundation joins the global celebration under the theme "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced," paying tribute to the courageous women who fought for suffrage and the right to vote in their countries.
Within a rather uncertain scenario both locally and globally, the UFRO campus resumed its activities in person for the first time this 2022, where our greatest achievement was being able to consolidate ourselves as a team and learn to cope together with all the challenges that come our way. During the first semester, we welcomed […]
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!
With the inception of social media, wider avenues for networking, and reaching out to newer audiences, the Melton Foundation started the process of scripting its journey into the second decade of the millennium. Incorporating major innovations along the way and continuing to uphold initiatives that furthered its vision, the years 2007-2011 were defined by enthusiasm and action!
As the Melton Foundation transitioned into the first decade of the millennium, it initiated Senior Fellow Orientations and International Travel Groups. Notably, it opened up to organizations and external speakers and guests, setting in motion the formation of partnerships that last up to this day!
As the Melton Foundation entered a new era, it continued to grow, incorporating into its fold Social Service Projects, New Melton Fellow Orientations, and our first Alumni Meet while strengthening the practice of Symposiums, cultural presentations, and cross-boundary collaborations!
Before the over 500 fellows around the world, the dozen international events, and the impactful collaborations and projects connecting across continents, the Melton Foundation started little. With only eight students -four in Germany, four in the United States-, the Foundation took the first steps towards what would turn into decades of impactful collaboration and cross-cultural learning programs that would benefit thousands of students around the globe.
The Global Storytelling Festival 2021 was a celebration of the power of storytelling as a vehicle for creating sustainable impact. Through a storytelling workshop, a mini-story contest, and a showcase, we brought together the brightest storytellers from around the world, bridging inherent cultural gaps!