This fall, Soliya successfully piloted a new community engagement activity for our volunteers: Dinner for 8. Dinner for 8 is a Soliya-hosted virtual gathering bringing together 8 people from the Soliya community with some of the most thought-provoking leaders in the fields of international relations, dialogue, community engagement, and new media politics.The dinners are interactive working-style sessions aimed at engaging the community with experts, offering meaningful encounters, and gaining insights into best practices.
In 2013, we launched the Soliya Network, an online platform for our community volunteers. The Soliya Network members consist of facilitators, fellows, trainers and coaches who have all committed tremendous time, energy, and love by participating in Soliya’s programs.
In the final weeks of the Connect Program semester, facilitators ask their students to brainstorm what can be changed in order to improve relations both within and between our societies. In almost every group, someone responds with,;More people need to participate in programs like Soliya ;