"Homogeneity doesn’t exist. We just pretend it does when we are facing a group that is different or antagonistic to us." -- Rafael Tyszblat, Soliya Custom Solutions Manager, as part of his "Ask Me Anything" with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development. Read his whole session in The Blue Dot magazine here (page 39).
Connect Program alumni in Tunisia hosted a reunion to celebrate the Spring 2017 semester at the Higher Institute of Languages at Gabes. These alumni represent participants from the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters, and many of them have participated or will go on to participate in our facilitation training. Go Soliyans!
Our Partnerships & Outreach Manager Ayca Ariyoruk teamed up with Soliya coach and trainer Ray to deliver a facilitation workshop to NYU peacebuilding students.
"Empathy needs a rebrand. Empathy is not agreeing with someone, it's recognizing that they may have equally valid though different viewpoints." -Soliya CEO Waidehi Gokhale at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, where she spoke about the value of exchange programs in education. The summit was organized by the Global Education Conference Network, iEARN-USA, and World Savvy.