Volunteers: Key Helpers in the Ebola Response

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a health emergency, many groups and individuals have volunteered to assist in the response, highlighting the importance of volunteers in combating the response.  In Liberia the volunteers, both national and international, are a critical component of efforts to stop the outbreak from […]

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From Collection to Connection : Dialogue Education for Deep Knowledge Sharing

As the UN’s leading agency for financial Inclusion, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) launched the YouthStart program in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation to help spur innovation and delivery of financial services for youth in Africa and mainstream them into inclusive financial sectors. YouthStart works with 10 financial service providers (FSPs) across eight countries […]

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Tips to Help Organize Workbooks and Written Documents for People Living with Dementia

by Elaine Wiersma, Kathy Hickman and Jeanette Romkema In an education event juggling work books, lots of paper, and other written documents is a challenge for any learner (and teacher!). When the learners are people living with dementia trying to find the right piece of paper or spot on a page can interfere with learning, […]

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Tips for Supporting Young Introverts

By Valerie Uccellani and Jeanette Romkema Adapted by Global Learning Partners from Susan Cain’s Quiet p345-347   Don’t just accept a child for who she is; treasure her.  As long as they’re in settings that suit them, introverted children can be kind, thoughtful, focused, and very interesting company. Talk to her teacher(s), friends’ parents, grandparents […]

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The Incredible Power of Silence in Learning

Participants relishing their productive silence at the October 2014 Foundations of Dialogue Education workshop in San Diego, CA With the speed of life and technology, it seems that many of us are managing our lives in 10-minute increments. Even that 10 minutes can be difficult to protect with the “ding” of incoming e-mail, the “whistle” of […]

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