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In the News

October 1, 2013

Regent Park program lets teens teach adults

By Justin Skinner

Having benefited from the services provided at Pathways to Education, Regent Park residents Agazi Afewerki and Mohammed Shafique knew there was help for young people looking to learn. They also noticed there was a gap in learning opportunities for adults in Regent Park, particularly for newcomers to Canada looking to learn how to integrate into their new society…

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October 1, 2013

UNAOC AND BMW Group renew partnership

By Sagar Patel

At the Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Ministerial meeting at the United Nations headquarters, BMW Group and the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) partnership was renewed. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for UNAOC and Bill McAndrews, BMW Group Vice President, signed the agreement…

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September 26, 2013

Two Toronto men receive diversity award for integration

By Sahar Fatima

Inspired by their experience helping their parents with ESL homework, two Toronto men launched an innovative approach to integrating immigrant adults into their community. Agazi Afewerki and Mohammed Shafique created Youth Empowering Parents (YEP) in 2010 to connect immigrant adults with youth who teach them the skills they need to become engaged in the community, including English-as-a-second-language tutoring

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August 22, 2013

Historia de Exito

Mediante un comunicado de BMW nos enteramos que este joven había ganado el Premio a la Innovación Intercultural, que otorga tanto la Organización de las Naciones Unidas como BMW Group. Aldo está viviendo en Nueva York al haber ganado otra distinción, hasta allá lo fuimos a buscar para preguntarle de su iniciativa Puerta Joven…

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July 13, 2013


By Rina Castelnuovo

They are Palestinians, and they are Israelis. They have lost their sisters and brothers and children, lost them in terrorist attacks, clashes, suicide bombings and military service. They understand that the only way to break down the barriers and come out of their darkness is by recognizing one another. They are dreaming of reconciliation. They found one another through groups like Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle-Families Forum,..

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May 1, 2013

Efforts on to make stations garbage-free

In a bid to clean railway stations in the Capital, the Northern Railway has helped NGO Chintan to set up a bottle-crushing machine at the New Delhi station. “The units has become functional and is handling 6,000 bottles a day,” said a senior railway official. The NGO is also running a garbage segregation facility at the station…
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hindustan times

April 23, 2013

Ragpickers swear passengers to green oath

They were quite a sight on Monday, dressed in green jackets and mingling with the passengers at the New Delhi Railway Station. Passengers were taken aback when they were approached by them, some refused to even talk but others broke into a smile and happily took up the pen that the team was brandishing. The Safai Sena, a team of organized ragpickers working at four railway stations in the city, was encouraging people to sign a pledge saying that they would not litter…

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March 30, 2013

BMW, UN help build Christian-Muslim bridge

By Riza T. Olchondra

Over the years, various groups have made strides in bridging the gaps between peoples, especially between Christians and Muslims, since Spanish colonizers used religion to divide and conquer Philippine “natives” centuries ago. Interestingly, many people from both sides tend to equate “dialogue” with “debate”—trying to bring the other party to one’s side or at least to talk them down. The result is more mistrust, profiling, and a flight or fight reaction from both sides.

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March 5, 2013

Magyar a legjobb tíz között

Pénzdíjat ugyan nem kapott, de a nyertesek közt van Tarrósy István, akinek kedd este a bécsi Volkstheaterben az ENSZ-főtitkár Ban Ki Mun és Placido Domingo operaénekes is gratulált az ENSZ Civilizációk Szövetsége és a BMW-csoport közös díjátadó gáláján. Az Immigropoly nevű, Tarrósy cége által fejlesztett oktató játék bekerült a legjobb tízbe, ami óriási teljesítmény: 92 országból több mint 500-an pályáztak az Intercultural Innovation Award elnevezésű díjra – az első helyet végül egy mexikói projekt nyerte…

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March 1, 2013

Back to school: From rags to school— Chintan’s efforts win global award

By Aditi Vatsa

When nine-year-old Chhabikul moved to Delhi with his father, he did not know that the move would spell the end to his schooling days. Having studied at a primary school in his village till Class II, Chhabikul tried to get admission to a government school in Mehrauli. However, with the school authorities asking him for various documents and informing him that language might pose a barrier for him, it was the end of his school days…

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February 28, 2013

I fumetti di Selene che aiutano i bambini

By Olivia Manola

«Ricevo 60 richieste di interviste l’anno, dalla piccola testata locale al The Guardian e al Washington Post. Nei mesi scorsi, tre partiti italiani mi hanno persino proposto di candidarmi al Parlamento. Impossibile, con tutto quello che ho da fare». Selene Biffi, classe 1982, brianzola di Mezzago, una laurea in economia in Bocconi e due master, racconta la sua storia con una semplicità disarmante. Eppure, in dieci anni è diventata consulente dell’Onu, ha vissuto tra l’India e l’Afghanistan e ha fondato la sua prima startup…

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February 27, 2013

Gana Proyecto Mexicano Premio de Innovación Intercultural

El proyecto mexicano Puerta Joven-Lenguas Jóvenes fue anunciado hoy aquí como ganador del Premio de Innovación Intercultural 2012, en el marco del quinto Foro Global de las Naciones Unidas para la Alianza de las Civilizaciones, que continuará este miércoles 27 de febrero…

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