“project inspire – 5 minutes to change the world”

“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” Kofi Annan Significant dates that are highlighted on my ical calendar this week are Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and Kartini Day. The latter is a very special one for celebrating the empowerment of Indonesian women. This day celebrates the birth date of Raden Ajeng Kartini, a very influential leader who advocated for changing the social conditions for women, particularly native Indonesian women, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Kartini ...

“ideals and ideas”

I’d been invited to prepare a presentation on service learning to my school’s leadership team. We were discussing a proposal to make community service an ‘expectation’ for all graduating seniors. It was 1996, the pre power-point era, and my supporting visuals were slides for an OHP. For digital natives - that’s an Over Head Projector. As I entered the conference room the Head of Science slipped me a newspaper clipping. “You gotta read this,” he said, “it will help your argument!” I did ...