Our most recent batch of Melton Fellows and partners were to convene in New Orleans (USA) to build collaborative relationships and develop core-competencies to drive change together, as part of our annual Global Citizenship Orientation program.
In light of the staggering developments concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its rapidly-spreading pandemic nature, we decided to put health and safety first, and cancel the in-person orientation program, and decided to have as many sessions as possible, 'online'.
At our Global Citizenship Orientation, New Melton Fellows and Global Citizens, together with experienced trainers and project partners, will develop individual and collective global citizenship competencies in hands-on activities and workshops. Together, they will build awareness for important global issues and explore how they can leverage their own capacity and that of their peers in order to tackle these issues in a meaningful and tangible way.
The focus of this orientation week (popularly called our ‘New Fellows’ Orientation, or NFO) lays in close correlation to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of universal goals that address today’s urgent environmental, political and economic challenges and aim to sustainably improve the lives and future prospects of all people sharing this planet. We’re gearing up to leverage Global Citizenship in coalition with the UN SDGs.
What’s more, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to have hosted some of the most important parts of our orientation week digitally.
At the Global Citizenship Orientation, Melton Fellows are excited to network with each other and the changemaker community in New Orleans. Here is a glimpse of what a few Melton Fellows joining us have to say!
The Global Citizenship Orientation 2020 saw sessions such as our Acts of Global Citizenship Online showcase, a local reality discussion of COVID-19 across the globe with our Open TownHall and a social network mapping online workshop for Melton Fellows among other sessions!
Please find the sessions now available for your viewing here.
Some glimpses from our online sessions are below! 🙂