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SOFIA / YIP Report (Dec ’09 – March ’10)

March 28, 2010


I am a trainee of Föreningen SOFIA completing a 1-year training in Social Entrepreneurship at the International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) in Järna, Sweden. This traineeship is funded by Forum Syd, a program of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). This is an update of my learning experience, following my previous report, which covered the […]

Radical Collaboration in Education – the birth of SKAI

March 26, 2010


This is my revised article for the YIP annual report. The Art of Hosting training that took place in Karlskrona on the south coast of Sweden 18-21 Feb 2010 was an awe-inspiring 4-day event that opened up a massive door for youth collaboration, bringing together 4 of the leading international educational programs for sustainability and […]

Wish you were here

March 25, 2010


Something has shifted in the way we see education. Single view points are no longer good enough. We are in the throes of a rapidly changing world. We are on the brink of ecological disaster and financial mayhem, or so the story goes. Fear is running rampant. Our hearts are on our sleeves. We look […]

Art of Hosting Karlskrona, a training from the Heart

March 24, 2010


I was asked to write a one-pager on my experience at Karlskrona for YIP. Here it is. It was a great pleasure to attend my second training in this conscientious discipline (sometimes referred to as Participatory or Process Leadership) this time with 3 fellow participants and a co-founder of YIP. The Art of Hosting is […]


March 22, 2010



Courage: Open Heart Surgery (Peter Senge part 2)

March 19, 2010


When the earth is sick beyond repair and our world begins to shake with fear, we need to rise to the occasion and face the challenge of a healing operation. I compare this to open heart surgery. Having grown up in South Africa I often heard the story of our hero Dr Christiaan Barnard courageously […]

Courage: To Open Your Heart (Peter Senge part 1)

March 10, 2010


“Certainly the schools who have come together for this event are amongst the most innovative in the world.” When Peter Senge said this with conviction at the Art of Hosting training in Karlskrona last month (conference call 20 Feb 2010), I believe everyone in the room experienced their hearts filling with pride. And when he […]