Webinars from National Service-Learning Conference

Posted by on March 22, 2010

Come one, come all! NYLC is offering a series of webinars to be broadcast live from the National Service-Learning Conference in San Jose, Calif., March 24-27. Join these free sessions and experience some of the most exciting features of the conference from your home base. Hear from a variety of service-learning thought leaders and continue the conversations with online discussions.

Times listed are Pacific Standard Time.

The Shinnyo-en Foundation and Service-Learning
Thursday, March 25, 12:30 p.m. (PST)

Shinnyo-en Foundation’s Executive Director Henry Lozano will explain how the Foundation helps build more caring communities by supporting educational programs that engage and inspire young people in meaningful acts of service. Lozano will introduce a new program on social innovation, and lead a discussion with young people on how service-learning strengthens communities and can lead to a more peaceful world.

Pre-registration is required. To register, email gsn@nylc.org. (Write “Shinnyo-en” in the subject line to reserve your spot. Login information will be sent in reply.)

H20 For Life and the Generator School Network
Friday, March 26, 12:30 p.m. (PST)

Join this webinar to learn about H2O for Life, their involvement in NYLC’s Generator School Network, and efforts to support projects in developing countries designed to make water available and sustainable for schools in need of fresh water, sanitation, and hygiene education. Through service-learning projects, U.S. schools raise funds necessary to complete water projects, thereby bringing water to their partner schools. These funds are matched dollar for dollar, magnifying the good done with every contribution. U.S. schools learn about and become invested in the global community, and become activists for positive change. During the year, teachers and students may choose to communicate with students in the project community via letters or pictures.

Pre-registration is required. To register, email gsn@nylc.org. (Write “H20 for Life” in the subject line to reserve your spot. Login information will be sent in reply.)

Peace-Making in Sudan with the “Lost Boys”
Friday, March 26, 2:00 p.m. (PST)

Join us for this remarkable opportunity to hear first-hand from two Sudanese “Lost Boys” along with the woman who’s helped them tell their story through the book They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan.

In the mid-1980s, during the Second Sudanese Civil War, more than 27,000 displaced and orphaned young boys from the attacked south fled into the night. Many were no more than five or six years old. Without food and clothing, they began their epic journey that would take them a thousand miles across Sudan into refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. Less than half survived. Those who did became known to the world as the Lost Boys of Sudan.

Join Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, and Judy Bernstein to learn about the conflict and strategies to support peace in Sudan.

Pre-registration is required. To register, email gsn@nylc.org. (Write “Lost Boys of Sudan” in the subject line. Login information with be sent in reply.)

Universal Primary Education with Carol Bellamy
Saturday, March 27, 11:00 a.m. (PST)

Join us for a webinar and chat with Carol Bellamy, who has recently become Chair of the Board of Directors for the Education for All/Fast Track Initiative. In this role, she provides leadership for the global partnership supporting universal primary education by 2015. She has also served as President and CEO of World Learning, a private nonprofit organization which promotes international understanding through education, training, exchange, and development activities in more than 70 countries. Bellamy served 10 years as Executive Director of UNICEF, the children’s agency of the United Nations, and was the first former volunteer to become Director of the Peace Corps. She has worked in the private sector and as an elected public official, including five years in the New York State Senate. In 2009, Bellamy was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the Government of France. The webinar offers an opportunity to ask follow-up questions of this international development leader.

Pre-registration is required. To register email gsn@nylc.org. (Write “Carol Bellamy” in the subject line. Login information will be sent in reply.)

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