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.
Our Partnerships and Outreach Manager Ayca Ariyoruk participated in the Media and Information Literacy: Educational Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism Summit organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilization and UN Academic Impact. Click here for the full recorded video of the event; Soliya takes the floor at the 2:54 mark.