Moving from awareness to action requires a framework – and support. Our Project Teams are designed to do just that.
Project Teams provide a space for Fellows - Junior and Senior - to work together online or on-site to design, coordinate and implement actions to address the issues they care about on a local or global scale. Mentors from our community and Melton Foundation staff provide structures and guidelines, and they help Project Team members to coordinate with each other across the global network, while promoting their actions beyond the Melton Foundation.
On this page, you can learn more about the Projects our Fellows are working on.
And to find out how Project Teams work and how you can engage, click here.
Formed at the #GhanaGCC2017, the team will explore needs of rural communities in Chile, China, Ghana and the US. Based on their findings, they will design and implement a sustainable project that addresses one of the communities' core needs.more»
Formed at the #GhanaGCC2017, the team's identified core strength unites in mobile technology. Together, they will identify organizations that can best benefit from their skills to co-create an application in support of their work. Stay tuned for further information.more»
Formed at the #GhanaGCC2017, the team will connect with affected people in Chile, China and the USA to explore the topic of mental health in greater depth, identify needs that are connected to living with mental health issues in today's society in order to design and implement a project that addresses those needs.more»
Formed at the #GhanaGCC2017, the team will explore how colonialism is still present in today's India, Germany, China and Ghana to then identify facets of the issue that they together can tackle in a meaningful way. Stay tuned for further information.more»
Project Narratives is based on the conviction that most people would not want to kill or hurt other human beings and only do so through de-humanizing their enemies. It provide a space for understanding and empathy through the medium of short documentaries that capture the personal experiences of people on both sides of a conflict.
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Melton Fellows from Zhejiang University in China are offering global citizenship education courses to various local schools around Hangzhou, China. The project aims to educate elementary school children how to become a modern citizen in a globalized world. This includes awareness for global citizenship, but also practical skills and tools to deal with global challenges.more»
Mañiuco is a rural primary school outside Temuco. The students - about 80 underprivileged children between 4 to 15 years - all belong to the Mapuche ethnic group. Melton Fellows from UFRO campus decided to help bring a change in this school and the community. What started off as a half-day visit in July 2011 has become an ongoing project.more»
This project team, wants to move the discussion on Climate Change and Sustainability to a next level.
How? We aspire to promote good practices by being the good examples ourselves, first. And what’s a better place to start than in your own community ...more»
The courage to stand up for one's own conviction, even if there might result negative consequences for oneself: This is one definition of civic courage, a concept that has been explored in depth by the “Civic Courage” Project Team. Around 15 Fellows from each of the Melton Foundation partner campuses have dedicated much effort and creativity to understand what civic courage means in our cultures and learn about the numerous challenges when it comes to acting courageously.more»
The team works to re-design and re-fine the global selection process of new Melton Fellows, based on feedback from campuses and Fellows; collect results from local selection stages (application form, assessment center); conduct final selection interviews locally and make selection decisions.more»
The Melton Foundation provides grants to support Melton Fellows in developing wider networks and skills to become changemakers and make a positive difference in societies around the world.
The Grant Committee oversees this process to ensures that all grant proposals undergo a rigorous assessment process that benchmarks strength, tangibility and practicability to determine which applications meet our competitive selection criteria.more»
StoryTelling is a project, initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and situations. The project team invites to see the world through the eyes of our neighbours, raising a sense of emphathy, connection and mutual understanding.
PUNCH! Art Empowered aims to present cultural diplomacy and global citizenship as a way to encourage artists from all fields to use art for mutual understanding. This is accomplished through workshops and exhibitions that involve local artistes, art institutions and partners who share the idea of using the power of art to improve cultural relations worldwide.more»
The Melton Foundation, along with two NGOs from Jena, Germany called Iberoamerica and Eine-Welt-Haus, and The Institute of Intercultural Studies at UFRO, Temuco have been working to make an exciting encounter possible: bringing together students from the Galileo School from Winzerla (Jena, Germany), children from the Handicraft Women’s group in Rapa Nui (Easter Islands), and children from Maquehue School (Araucania, Chile).more»
Social Service Projects have been an essential part of the Melton Foundation activities for several years now, with a focus on education and raising awareness. The education and awareness takes place on both ends – with Fellows learning as much from the communities as the community members learn from the Fellows.
One Melton Foundation project furthering the goal of education is the ongoing one in Baiji County in China, being carried out by Melton Fellows from ZU campus.more»
ClimatePUSH is trans-sectoral, trans-organizational, trans-cultural, trans-societal – a movement that involves everyone from everywhere to take simple actions in their lives that make a difference to climate change and to make it an issue by talking about it to others.more»
How do you solve a problem if you've never heard about it? And on the flip side, how do you mobilize support if you can't get your message out? It's precisely for these reasons, that Melton Fellows are partnering for a second time with mentors from Global Voices to write stories about marginalized and misrepresented communities from across the world. Through their articles, Fellows in the Global Voices 2014 Project Team hope to bring new voices from the margins to the center, and at the same time, present challenges - and solutions - which are often missing in mainstream media coverage.more»
In collaboration with Global Voices, a citizen media platform, Melton Fellows helped to emphasize the voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media by translating and disseminating their stories and/or by contributing original content.more»
Ever think about how the food we eat is sterilized? Since everything we consume carries with it the risk of spreading disease, the food and beverage industries take enormous pains to sterilize their manufacturing plants. And this sterilization process is done using… chemicals.more»
Chemical Leasing is a service-oriented business model for the sustainable management of chemicals that still maintains the economic benefits for the chemical manufacturers by encouraging them to provide a cleaning service instead of selling a product, the chemical.
The Mapuche in the south of Chile are one of the few indigenous peoples that still exist in the country. Inspired by their rich culture and taken aback by the Chilean mass media’s portrayal of the Mapuche either allied with violence and terrorism or in stereotypically folkloric scenes, Melton Fellow and artist May Garces, and photo journalist Brittany Peterson and team engaged with Mapuche communities near Temuco to explore, capture, and share a different reality of the Mapuche people.more»
In September 2012, seven Melton Fellows went on a journey through Italy – but with a difference. Along with seeing sights like the Colosseum, they wanted to gain insight into various cultural, political and social issues through the eyes of local people. They asked people in Italy this question: “What do you think about Global Citizenship?” and invited them to share their ideas, hopes, aspirations, and doubts.more»