Close your eyes and discover…your voice

Posted on January 23, 2013

January has always been a busy period of the year in GLEN. Thursday, the 10th was the deadline to apply as participant to be part of the annual GLEN cycle and so each member organisation is now working on conducting its selection process. Once we have the results, around mid February, we will match selected participants from all countries with their so called “tandem” partners.

We are also tied up on making arrangements ready for the four-day RENew Seminar and the preceding Members’ Assembly, coming up on the 20th March in Budapest, Hungary. RENew stands for review, engage, network and it’s the closure seminar of the 2012 Multipliers Training Cycle, where all participants meet after their internships in the South to evaluate their cycle experience. The seminar will also give place to the annual Photo Competition, where the spotlight is on TRIALOG’s Code of Conduct that GLEN uses to raise awareness on ethical communication.

In the meantime, this is also the part of the year for participants to conduct their GEAs – global education activities – to become a GE multiplier and receive a certificate as a result on the RENew. You can find many video examples of last years’ GEA on our website at:

Not yet a GEA but a very good start: here’s the freshest project from Kenya / Poland. Piotr Chmilewski has just finished the last touch on the short animation movie, which is the result a series of workshops held in Nairobi by host organisation MYSA (Mathare Youth Sport Association). Youth from Mathare and Eastleigh were asked to animate a popular local folk tale. The video speaks for itself!

Authors:Emmanuel Oketch, Lucy Wanjiru Wamboi, Amos Muli, Charles Nyamumbo, Felix Momanyi, Aden Mohamed Gedi, Hadija Veta, Piotr Chmielewski Music: Wojtek Urbański

So, watch or…even better…close your eyes and discover your voice! (you can turn on English subtitles)

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