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COVID-19 Quarantine: How do we deal with Poverty and Resource Scarcity?

During the pandemic, poverty has increased all over the world. Every day there is more unemployment and the situation does not look favorable for the future, there are no more incomes and life becomes complicated. How to deal with poverty and scarcity of resources? What actions can be done to contribute during this context? Join us to delve into this topic with Héctor Mellado from the Innovapaís Foundation.

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#LeaveNoChildBehind: Melton Fellow’s Community Library Renovation Campaign

Melton Fellow Claris Nadini is running a fundraiser with the goal to renovate the community library in Mukuru Kwa Reuben, a community in Nairobi, Kenya. She aims for students to be able to access learning materials uninterrupted, and is advancing towards creating access to Quality Education (UN-SDG4) with the help of the Badili Zone Organisation, a non-profit organization based in Kenya that upholds education.

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When do we draw the line?

"It is incredible that COVID-19 had to bring the entire world to a standstill for people to realize that certain things need to be changed." Chebesi Daphne, a Global Citizen, and Melton Fellow from Cameroon, sheds light on the devastating and pivotal need for a socio-economic shift in her Central-African country.

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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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Virtual Town-Hall: Education before and after COVID-19

Our final Town Hall as part of our #COVID19 open virtual discussions was about the state of #Education before and after the #CoronaVirus pandemic!

Five accomplished education professionals brought their experience and perspectives to discuss #challenges and #opportunities for education during and after COVID-19 - Read on to learn about our important take-aways and for the full call recording!

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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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“Never waste a good crisis” – Melton Day 2020

86 guests, discussions on the societal and economical global implications of COVID19, and looking back at the progress of the Melton Foundation with our founder, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Bill Melton - We commemorated a Melton Day (an annual occurrence to celebrate the spirit of Global Citizenship and intercultural collaboration) like no other on 3rd May 2020! Read on for quick insights, impressions, and the full recording!

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Podcasts: Bringing Storytelling for Change to life

Through our collaborative programs, we promote and enable global citizenship as a way for individuals and organizations to work together across boundaries of place and identity to solve challenges in an interconnected world. And as part of many initiatives to do so, we also record and publish InterCultural Podcasts from around the world! Happy Listening!

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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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