Nadjet Bouda is a program officer with Equitas International, the human rights training organization. She recently graduated from the Re-thinking Partnership certificate at Coady Institute. Nadjet feels youth education is critical to fighting fundamentalism in the Middle East North Africa region. Read our online Q&A at http://coady.stfx.ca/alumni/nadget-bouda/.
In part two, we hear Magalie Dresse of Haiti, also a Coady grad, deliver the keynote address at our annual fundraising gala in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The dinner raised funds that can be matched by the Government of Canada, for a total of $80,000 for future scholarships.
Wab Kinew is one of Canada's best-known Indigenous broadcasters. His father attended Coady Institute almost 50 years ago and went on to great success as a regional and national leader. Richard Perry spoke with Wab about his new book 'The Reason You Walk' and the time his father spent learning community activism at Coady. Also, staffer Pamela Johnson heads west and north to promote our Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program.
Senior program staff Yogesh Ghore of Coady International Institute discusses his Occasional Paper: Producer-led value chain analysis: The missing link in value chain development - a tool for effective engagement of small producers. The project draws on Coady's ten-year partnership with Oxfam Canada on asset-based and citizen-led development (ABCD). The entire document is available online in .pdf format at http://www.coady.stfx.ca/knowledge/
Mr. Castillo is originally from Guatemala, Central America. Following his Coady studies in 1963, he returned to Guatemala where he worked diligently for 17 years establishing the vast majority of credit unions, until his family was forced to flee to the United States during the civil war.
This trip to Coady was for their 60th wedding anniversary. Later that day we presented him with a copy of his diploma, which he was forced to leave behind when he fled Guatemala.
Richard MacKenzie of the Antigonish Casket newspaper and Coady's Richard Perry speak with Adrian Adalberto Castillo and Magda de Castillo. Translation courtesy of their daughter Pilar Castillo-Meier.
Tsigie Haile is founder and managing director of Women in Self Employment (WISE) Ethiopia. WISE is Coady's Ethiopian partner in the Government of Canada-funded project: Women's Leadership for Economic Empowerment and Food Security. She talks about the early days, types of training offered to women and girls, and how WISE uses credit and savings networks to improve the lives of women and girls.
Host Richard Perry speaks with Coady program officer Pamela Johnson and CWFLI graduate Indu Krishnamurthy about this unique educational partnership that supports women leaders in the Canadian not-for-profit sector. And StFX University students Asia van Buuren and Aaron Thornell are more than a little excited about their upcoming one-year venture as new OceanPath Fellowship participants.
Host Richard Perry talks with Anuj Jain, senior fellow, microfinance and development at Coady International Institute, StFX University. They discuss Coady's work with Oxfam's 'From Grove to Market' program in the olive sector and advances in the vegetable sector.
Host Richard Perry talks with Coady '11 graduate Fr. Shaiju Chacko, who helps coordinate a massive job training program for youth in India. He also contributes to a relief program that followed the monsoon floods of 2014. Also, Deborah Barndt describes a spring certificate offered at Coady - Integrating Food Justice into Community Programs.