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May 22, 2017 | Story

This year we partnered with the University of Massachusetts Boston—the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance—to engage a robust cohort of new facilitators. Here they are at the university's pre-graduation department event. Pictured, from left to right and top to bottom, are Enrico Manalo, Cherif Ag Mohamed Ibrahim, Richard Barbieri, Imani Penn, Karen Ross, Nanore Barsoumian, and Saadia Ahmad. Not pictured but still appreciated are Kweta Henry and Leila Dieye. 

May 12, 2017 | Story

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!

May 06, 2017 | Story

Our Partnerships & Outreach Manager Ayca Ariyoruk teamed up with Soliya coach and trainer Ray to deliver a facilitation workshop to NYU peacebuilding students. 

April 24, 2017 | Story

"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.