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Submitted by Anonymous on November 11, 2013 - 1:36pm
By: Rania El Mugammar - Director, Editor in Chief at SpeakSudan
SpeakSudan began around my kitchen table while
eating biscuits and spiced tea. We needed something, my friends and I,
something that was ours. Hailing from the Eastern part of the African
continent, we grew up on stories – the story-telling and oral histories which
built our civilizations. They were central in our lives, crucial to our
survival and the most powerful form of commnuication we could generate from our
positions as marginalized youth.
three days at the beginning of October, Calgary was the epicenter of a global
conversation as it hosted 1,500 international delegates at the Social Enterprise World Forum.
It was a supercharged atmosphere of positivity as people explored,
discussed, and challenged one another on topics of social finance, Indigenous
social enterprise, collaboration, policy & research, and social innovation.
From the first day of Desk Exchange Community Animator (DECA)
orientation there is an instant feeling of inclusion and welcoming into the CSI
family. Upon arrival, instead of the awkward silences, I was greeted as though
this was a family reunion where second cousins you barely know greet you with
warmth and affection.
that time of year when children and adults across the GTA return to the
classroom. They’ll sit behind desks, get lectured to, be tested, and if all
goes well, learn stuff. But will they be
engaged, and inspired? Will they acquire the skills they need to succeed in the
twenty-first century? Will they have any fun?
Will they, as education and creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson thinks they should, be woken up to
what they have inside of themselves?