WISE Learners' Voice

2014-15 Learners’ Voice

2014-15 Learners’ Voice

2014-15 Learners’ Voice

The 2014-15 Learners’ were engaged in various activities which aimed to build their knowledge of current issues in education as well as their entrepreneurial, communication and leadership skills. 

The Program was delivered through two core residential sessions. The first residential session was held in Doha from January 5-13, 2015 and covered modules on education, and communication and leadership, delivered by faculty from local educational institutions and the Yale World Fellows, respectively. 

The second residential session was hosted by Learners’ Voice partners Banco Santander (through its program Santander Universities) in Madrid from June 1-12, 2015, where Babson College and Studio Banana delivered a series of workshops on social entrepreneurship and disruptive thinking. 

A core component of the Learners’ Voice Program is the development of group projects seeking to address critical issues in the field of education. The following project proposals were developed during the course of the year and were selected to present at the 2015 WISE Summit on November 4th in Doha, Qatar. 

  • The Connected Cultures Project which builds cross-cultural competence through non-formal education for youth. 
  • EmpaFest: The DIY Empathy Festival -  an initiative that develops empathy through a transformative program for teenagers
  • The Pantok Initiative that provides access to education for out-of-school children by adapting internationally-recognized home-schooling models to refugee camp contexts.
  • Bila Hodood – an online clearinghouse for special needs education that centralizes  the dissemination and delivery of special needs teaching and training 
  • The Imagine Project which utilizes the use of inquiry- and activity-based educational methods and technologies to increase student engagement, performance and overall development.  

To follow their activities throughout the year, subscribe to the Learners Voice Blog or follow them on Twitter (#WISELearners).

 

Meet the Learners

 

Honey Abdi,
Somalia

Chol Yaak Akoi,
South Sudan

Sadam Al-Adwar,
Yemen

Dana Al-Anzy,
Qatar

Haia Mohammed
Al-Kubaisi
,
Qatar

Aisha Al-Naama,
Qatar

Ahmed Fahad
Al-Qahtani
,
Qatar

Fatima Al-Zahrani,
Qatar

Mohammed Ali,
Sudan

Sanchirmaa
Altankhuyag
,
Mongolia

Hizbullah Baryal,
Afghanistan

Hisham Hassan,
India

Ho Kin Philip
Chan
,
Australia

Sherif Elgindi,
USA

Katerina
Gavrielidou
,
Cyprus

Trang Hoang,
Vietnam

Ezequiel Jimenez,
Argentina

Salman Ahad
Khan
,
Pakistan

Siarhei
Kharytonau
,
Belarus

Violeta Lanza,
Spain

Bonnie Lei,
USA

Abdurrehman
Naveed
,
Pakistan

Deena Newaz,
Bangladesh

Ana Plavsic,
Serbia

Yvens Rumbold,
Haiti

Ajten Selfo,
Italy

Danxi Shen,
China

Shree Raj
Shrestha
,
Nepal

Carlos Sosa,
El Salvador

Nada Soudy,
Egypt

Memoonah
Zainab
,
UK/Pakistan

Shaima Ziara,
Palestine
     


About Santander Universities Global Program

Banco Santander, through its Santander Universities Global Program, maintains more than 1100 collaborative agreements with universities and research centers worldwide. Since 1996, Santander Universities has been the focus of the bank's social action with an investment of over 1 billion Euros in various initiatives and university projects.