A Gala to Support Global Education-September 27, 2013
The College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), and the Malaika Foundation are organizing a Gala to Support Global Education on September 27, 2013 at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum’s Quilt House, 33rd and Holdrege Streets. The African Cultural Connection, an Omaha group, will perform traditional African dancing and drumming. Nebraska champion livestock auctioneers will manage the auction of African paintings and prints, carving, masks, textiles and costumes. Profits will provide global education fellowships for students in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The culinary art students are completing research on African inspired foods that will be served at the Gala and students in the Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design Department will model their African designed ensembles. Event planning students are the key organizers of the event.
Prior to the Gala, the exhibit, For the Body, For the Soul: African Textiles and Costumes from the Natalie Hahn Collectionwill be featured at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, UNL, July 15-September 20, 2013. Many of the items exhibited will be auctioned at the Gala on September 23rd. For more information, contact email@example.com
Reaching Hundreds of Nebraska Teachers with Global Education in 2013
Nebraska Humanities Council Awards Two Major Grants to the Malaika Foundation
Global Education Workshops Planned for Nebraska Teachers in Five Sites
University humanities faculty and Nebraska high school teachers will organize workshops in Scottbluff, Neligh, Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha, March-May 2013. Coordinated with the Nebraska Department of Education, the workshop organizers are Dr. Patrick Hayden-Roy, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Dr. Sarah L. Thomas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mr. Kevin Witte, Kearney High School, Ms. Denise Pederson, Grand Island Primary, Dr. Brad Wilburn, Chadron State College Resources for the workshops have been obtained from one of America’s leading global educators, Dr. Margo Glew, Michigan State University. All workshops will include a webinar with New York based Reach the World who will provide global contacts and international connections for the schools, www.reachtheworld.org, Contact the Malaika Foundation if you are interested in joining the workshops, firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Education in Western Nebraska
Dean Jacobs, a world traveler and photographer, will lecture at Scottsbluff and Gering High Schools and the Chadron State College, March 2013. Dean is the most popular speaker at Malaika events. He has traveled in 50 countries with residency in Rwanda and the Amazon. He emphasizes his Nebraska farm background and his decision to explore the world and document stories of adventure, cultures and life styles on all continents. www.deanjacobs.org
We always want the best for our children.
Why not bring them the World?
The Malaika Foundation benefits Nebraska educators and students interested in bringing a global perspective into their classrooms and careers. We believe each global experience can have an exponential positive impact on both teachers and students they educate.
“It was truly life changing experience. An unparalleled adventure, it forced me to reevaluate the way I had been looking at the world.”
-Joe-Ann Moser, Borlaug-Ruan Intern and Hank Beachell Fellow
build greater understanding among young people of different global and cultural traditions through advocacy and support for integrating global education in our schools and communities.
in creating greater harmony in our increasingly multi-cultural schools and communities… in serving Nebraska educators, students, schools and communities… in providing resources for fellowships, partnerships, and grants… in promoting the dynamic exchange of bringing Nebraska to the world and bringing the world to Nebraska.
as a resource for fellowships, partnerships, and grants. Nebraska teachers and students may use the website’s resource center for classroom materials, to find out about travel and professional development opportunities, and information on Nebraska leaders who have made a global impact.
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Malaika Foundation Donates Nigerian Art to the Hall of Laureates
The Malaika Foundation bestowed a painting to the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug World Food Prize Hall of Laurates in Des Moines, Iowa. Titled, The Joy of Abundance, the painting features women’s work in agricuture on a tripled wooden motif and was designed and painted by the late Twins Seven-Seven of Oshogbo, Nigeria. Dr. Natalie Hahn, founder of the Malaika Foundation purhased the painting from Twins Seven-Seven in 1988.