|Matt, communicating at a recent learning community event!|
I've been reflecting on how increasingly my work involves communications within and from my team, thinking about what information we need to share, with whom, and how we can share it most effectively. Particularly as I'm responsible for facilitating and encouraging a diverse learning community across Asia and beyond, I try and ensure that my team are regularly sharing helpful links, resources and updates on issues that are relevant to the teams we support. Since this is how I spend a lot of my working day, I guess it is easy for our personal communication through this blog to get relegated to a 'rainy day'.
Thinking about this some more, however, I wondered whether some of the things I share through my work might actually be interesting to post here - if nothing else but to give you a feel for the kind of resources and topics I work with on a daily basis. So, below are a few of the recent links, resources and news that I've been involved in sharing through our learning network. I hope this both encourages you about the work that is ongoing with minority people throughout Asia, and helps you get a better feel for the kinds of things we are involved in supporting through our work. Do try clicking on some of the links and exploring some of the exciting opportunities that are going on right now. Any questions about anything you read, leave a comment or drop us an email and we'd be very happy to try and answer them!
A lovely example of community action:
“I didn’t make this film to become famous,” he says. “Our language is nearing extinction. It is my mother tongue. I can’t give you a reason why I love it.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/31/indian-film-makers-try-to-save-saurashtrian-language-from-extinction
Great to see the conclusion of another successful LEAD Asia supported event. http://www.sil.org/about/news/reimagining-education
Do you known anyone who might be interested in applying for this grant for developing a Guidebook on Game Development for Early Literacy Learning in Developing Countries? #funding
Within bilingual or multilingual education work, the involvement of stakeholders is so crucial. LEAD Asia will teach a workshop to train people to facilitate discussions 12-18 October. If you know education officials in your country who would benefit from this training, share this link with them: http://www.leadimpact.org/event-details/lead-training-event-encouraging-stakeholder-participation-in-mle
A helpful blog on the 'status' of the #SDGs. Good to see one of the key topics at our last CoP event - developing national networks and coalitions - highlighted as an important part of realising the Sustainable Development Goals. https://theright2happiness.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/so-the-sdgs-are-agreed-what-now/
This looks like an interesting free event. Could you join in online and share your experiences? https://www.odi.org/events/4387-leave-no-one-behind-starting-now