In a letter to the editor of the Financial Times, Soliya CEO Waidehi Gokhale appeals to leaders of big technology companies to invest in education as a proactive method of countering the spread of hateful ideologies on the internet. Read here.
Q&A: Education is key to combatting violence and extremism, says American University in Cairo's new President Francis Ricciardone
Francis Ricciardone, President of American University of Cairo and former US Ambassador to Turkey, talks to LA Times’ Ann Simmons about Soliya’s impact in AUC and how technology can bring students together to build understanding and break barriers. Read here.
Soliya to receive grant from the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative to expand Virtual Exchange between college youth in the US and the MENA Region
The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative today announced the award of a two-year grant to Soliya, one of 10 new projects funded through a national competition to use virtual exchange to increase cross-cultural understanding and equip young people to participate in a global economy.
Soliya conducted its first ever Connect Program in the fall of 2003 with 5 universities. Since then, Soliya has steadily expanded the Connect Program and Facilitation Training Program each semester. With the completion of our 20th semester this fall, we have successfully reached over 4,500 students, in partnerships with 100 universities, and over 600 volunteers from around the globe.