AMAZING PEOPLE DOING GREAT WORK!
Alight’s WORKSHARE Series – award-winning journalists lead us in conversation with amazing Alight changemakers from around the world to learn about the incredible work they’re doing…Eliminating Malaria… Getting Books in Kids’ Hands… Responding to the Ethiopia Emergency… And more…
That’s A Wrap!
Stay tuned for future Workshare dates. And special thanks to all who participated in Alight’s past Workshare events.
Safe Rides Violence Prevention
Apr. 1, 2021
Presented by Patrick Okello and John Mary Muhangi
Hear about the social enterprise program Safe Ride. Safe Ride is a business-driven opportunity helping boda boda drivers – motorcycle taxis – in Uganda build a networking business model that is both profitable and helps prevent violence against women and girls.
Eliminating Malaria in SE Asia
Mar. 25, 2021
Presented by Rachel Sismar, Shreehari Acharya, and Fifi Sabang
Hear about Alight’s work fighting the spread of drug-resistant malaria on both sides of the Thailand-Myanmar border and across 5 countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region!
The Nakivale Library
Mar. 18, 2021
Presented by Jim Wolford and Ambrose Kanyaryeru
Hear from Alight Uganda’s Ambrose Kanyaryeru, and Atomic Data CEO Jim Wolford, about the Nakivale Community Library Network (NCLN). The NCLN promotes school enrollment and literacy for all ages. Learn about how the Library is quickly becoming one of the epicenters for education, connections and fun!
Alternative Education Ecosystem in Pakistan
Mar. 11, 2021
Presented by Tariq Cheema and Brett Rapley
Hear from Alight Pakistan Country Director Dr. Tariq Cheema and Brett Rapley of the Education Above All Foundation on Alight’s accelerating efforts to deliver education to Pakistan’s most vulnerable students and communities.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Ethiopia
Mar. 4, 2021
Presented by Heidi Diedrich & Mohammed Idriss
Hear from Alight’s Sudan team to learn about the situation for Ethiopian families who’ve fled their homes due to the conflict. Since November, the conflict in northern Ethiopia has been building. 2 million people are displaced within Ethiopia as a result of the crisis. And thousands of people have fled across the border into Sudan’s Gedaref and Kassala states. Alight rapid response teams have been responding from the very beginning of the crisis.
Meeting Families at the US-Mexico Border with Humanity
Feb. 25, 2021
Presented by Sister Irene O’Neill and Ronald ‘RAEL’ Rael
Hear from Alight partners, Sister Irene O’Neill and 2020 Beazley Design of the Year award-winner Ron ‘RAEL’ Rael who have worked with Alight to co-create Pedacito de la Tierra (A Little Piece of Home). Pedacito de la Tierra is a global movement to create sustainable spaces of hope and refuge for people experiencing migration, beginning at the U.S./Mexico border.
Refugee Coding Schools in Rwanda
Oct. 29, 2020
Presented by Aphrodice Mutangana and Jacques Rumanyika
Hear from Jacques and Aphrodice who are bringing coding to refugee camp residents and host-community members in Rwanda. The first cohort kicked off in October of 2019 in the Gihembe and Nyabiheke refugee camps. Aphrodice shares about how this program is not intended to just train students on coding skills, but has also provided them with mentorship and training in soft skills. Students are tasked with using logic to solve community challenges, and in addition to technical skills, coding by itself can be a tool to develop critical thinking, problem solving and communication skill sets setting more students up for future success and opportunities!
Oct. 22, 2020
Presented by Shadrack Onyango with Igor Radonjic
At Alight, we do the doable. But we also have to find a way to do the impossible. And constructing a water system for the community in Korijo in South Sudan seemed pretty impossible. For years and years this extremely remote community had suffered not being able to access clean, readily available water. The odds and elements were stacked against us – other organizations had tried and failed. Shadrack and his team somehow finally found a way to bring clean water to Korijo.
Mental Health Care in Humanitarian Work
Oct. 15, 2020
Presented by Jamila Abdirahman Omar
No matter where you are in the world, COVID-19 has had an impact on our mental health. So when COVID-19 arrived in the Somali region, Jamila noticed her fellow humanitarian workers at Alight were stretched thin and needed support. Over four months, she led the charge—making sure her Alight teammates can access counseling and creating a hotline for 24-7 mental health support.
Sisters on the Frontline of COVID-19
Oct. 8, 2020
Presented by Annie Nolte-Henning and Sister Astridah Banda
Catholic Sisters all over the world have stepped up to support their communities amidst the global pandemic. Annie and Sister Astridah share how Alight and Sisters have been working together to share verified health messaging, build emergency planning strategies and get Sisters any extra training they may need to protect the communities where they live.
The Rubondo Secondary School in Uganda
Oct 1, 2020
Presented by Andrew Sajja & Michelle Geddes
For YEARS! the refugee community of Rubondo (in Uganda) didn’t have a secondary school. Hundreds of kids would finish primary school, but then they would all dropout. Andrew and Michelle Geddes share how Rubondo Secondary School finally became a reality and what it means.
Sep. 24, 2020
Presented by Kamran Iftikhar Lone
Radio Muallim is a new distance learning education initiative to reach out-of-school children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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