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  • Introduce yourself to the community! - Community Development

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

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  • I am Heraa Nasim, I live in Melbourne but I am originally from Pakistan. I work at a civil utility company as HSEQ coordinator so, I am not involved in philanthropy work directly at the moment but I want to eventually get involved in community development work in a few years and leave the corporate world and I am joining this group so that I could maybe get a chance to work with likeminded people and create a platform from where we could contribute and also find a way for our sustenance.

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  • @heraa said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    I am Heraa Nasim, I live in Melbourne but I am originally from Pakistan. I work at a civil utility company as HSEQ coordinator so, I am not involved in philanthropy work directly at the moment but I want to eventually get involved in community development work in a few years and leave the corporate world and I am joining this group so that I could maybe get a chance to work with likeminded people and create a platform from where we could contribute and also find a way for our sustenance.

    Great to have you here Heraa!

    Sounds like a wonderful plan to join the nonprofit sector in the coming years :) What is your interest in community development work specifically?

  • Welcome @suleman, @emerald, @fionamac, @dezzamondo, @unia, @kamdoum, @jonbean, @sello, and @mimhoff!

    Can you share with @heraa and others a bit about your interest in community development?

  • Hello, I’m from Saudi Arabic. As this moment I trainee in non-profit firm. I interested in elders problem in my community. Try to discover solution and make some awareness about healthy and self-care for this cate.gories. ا join to this group because I want to take a real experiences from other people particularly from expert in non-profit caregiver .

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  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    I am Jonathan Kaitell, 2920 Chapel Hill Rd Apt 22 B Durham NC 27707. Founder and President Street Children Empowerment Organisation for Developing Countries. I choose to pursue this program to enhance my skills in delivering effective and efficient service to all beneficiaries.

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  • Hello! I am Suleman and based in Lahore, PAKISTAN. In my past life i was a corporate executive. About a little over a year back i started my Entrepreneurship journey with the mission to create jobs, address social problems and add sustainable value to the benefit of our Global Village. Along the way and in addition to my other ventures, i joined a Nonprofit (Pakistan Cold Chain Development Company) as its Program Director. On one end my role is to reinvigorate the organisation while making sure that we are truly living our vision statement.
    One of the main purpose of joining this community besides networking is to exchange ideas, capacity building and to gain from the collective wisdom of the global reach.
    Cheers to all!

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  • @duaa192 said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    Hello, I’m from Saudi Arabic. As this moment I trainee in non-profit firm. I interested in elders problem in my community. Try to discover solution and make some awareness about healthy and self-care for this cate.gories. ا join to this group because I want to take a real experiences from other people particularly from expert in non-profit caregiver .

    Welcome Duaa!

    Elder care is so important, and it's great to hear that you are thinking about these issues. Are there any resources you have found online on this topic that you may be able to share.

    Also, if you haven't already, I encourage you to join the Saudia Arabia Community to connect with other Saudi learners :)

  • @jonathan said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    I am Jonathan Kaitell, 2920 Chapel Hill Rd Apt 22 B Durham NC 27707. Founder and President Street Children Empowerment Organisation for Developing Countries. I choose to pursue this program to enhance my skills in delivering effective and efficient service to all beneficiaries.

    Welcome Jonathan!

    Can you share some more about your organization Street Children Empowerment? What are its programs? Where does it operate?

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  • @suleman said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    Hello! I am Suleman and based in Lahore, PAKISTAN. In my past life i was a corporate executive. About a little over a year back i started my Entrepreneurship journey with the mission to create jobs, address social problems and add sustainable value to the benefit of our Global Village. Along the way and in addition to my other ventures, i joined a Nonprofit (Pakistan Cold Chain Development Company) as its Program Director. On one end my role is to reinvigorate the organisation while making sure that we are truly living our vision statement.
    One of the main purpose of joining this community besides networking is to exchange ideas, capacity building and to gain from the collective wisdom of the global reach.
    Cheers to all!

    Lovely to have you here Suleman! Your story is a common one I've found here in our communities, of former for-profit employees leaving behind a career to focus on work they found more meaningful. So inspiring to hear about your journey on this path as well.

    Can you share some more about what Pakistan Cold Chain Development Company does? What are its programs?

    Also, make sure to introduce yourself to the Pakistan Community as well to connect with other learners from the country :)

  • This is Qaisar Iqbal from Lahore, Pakistan. I belong to a Not for Profit Organization naming Rural Community Development Society (RCDS) established in 1995 and got registered in 1998. RCDS is working on Institutional Development through Social Mobilization, Health & Education, WASH, Irrigation, Livelihood, Emergency Relief and Early Recovery. Me have mastered in English and social science having sixteen years of experience in rural development. Have implemented numerous projects from RCDS platform with the funding of FAO-UN, UNDP, Embassy of Japan, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, Unilever Pakistan Limited.

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  • My name is Japhet Aloyce Kalegeya from Tanzania, I am a co-founder and Executive Director of Christian Education and Development Organization (CEDO), I have successfully completed the course of Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCAT), and Fundraising, How to connect with donors the course offered by Philanthropy University. The Philanthropy University Course have helped to improving the organizational capacity and my community. It is my greatest hoping that by participating in this new community I will achieve my goals of increasing improving the capacity of organization and community.

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  • @suleman said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    Hello! I am Suleman and based in Lahore, PAKISTAN. In my past life i was a corporate executive. About a little over a year back i started my Entrepreneurship journey with the mission to create jobs, address social problems and add sustainable value to the benefit of our Global Village. Along the way and in addition to my other ventures, i joined a Nonprofit (Pakistan Cold Chain Development Company) as its Program Director. On one end my role is to reinvigorate the organisation while making sure that we are truly living our vision statement.
    One of the main purpose of joining this community besides networking is to exchange ideas, capacity building and to gain from the collective wisdom of the global reach.
    Cheers to all!

    The cold chain refers to the temperature management of perishable products in order to maintain quality and safety from the point of slaughter or harvest through the distribution chain to the final consumer.

    At PCCDC we aim to Grow the industry, Lead and Forge a nationally strong cold chain where every product retains quality and safety through each link. Along the way building capacity, especially for the small farmer base (which is the significant contributor) in order to help them preserve their produce and gain maximum returns.

  • Hi, my name is Francis Sarkodie. I am from Ghana and I am the Executive Director for Center for Integrated Rural and Child Development, a nonprofit working to improve the lives of women, youth and children in rural communities of Ghana. I love to make new friends, share ideas and learn about new culture.

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  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    @jonathan said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    I am Jonathan Kaitell, 2920 Chapel Hill Rd Apt 22 B Durham NC 27707. Founder and President Street Children Empowerment Organisation for Developing Countries. I choose to pursue this program to enhance my skills in delivering effective and efficient service to all beneficiaries.

    Welcome Jonathan!

    Can you share some more about your organization Street Children Empowerment? What are its programs? Where does it operate?

    Hi Jason Thank you for this,Street Children Empowerment Organization for Developing Countries is a registered 501(c )(3 ) organization,(Charity number ID 2708495) contribution to which are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. We exist to promote children empowerment in developing countries, serving as a role model for strengthening and preserving the rights, privileges and capacities of children, the vulnerable ones in particular as a prelude to improving their living standards and participation in millennium development agendas of developing countries. It aims at mobilizing all desired resources, soliciting cooperation and unity amongst members and development partners to support sustainable goals attainment.
    Mission
    We are a non-profit organization taking children out of the street and developing their potential for sustainable community and national development in developing countries.
    Vision
    To ensure that all children are cared for, stay healthy, spend their childhood in homes, educated and trained to contribute to nation development.
    Core Values
     Social justice- We believe in treating community justly.
     Collaboration- We believe in working together with development partners and communities
     Integrity- We uphold strong moral principles in dealing with stakeholders
     Diversity- We equitably serve communities irrespective of colour, religion, race, tribe, gender and impairment
     Accountability- Our activities are transparent and justifiable
     Commitment- We are committed to excellent service delivery
     Excellence- Sustainable service excellence is our goal
     Stewardship- Looking after children is our passion

    Goals and objectives
     To reduce children in the streets as well as prevent the under privileged from entering the streets.
     To re-integrate street children in to homes and support their access to health, basic education and training in developing countries.
     To mobilize resources to promote sustainable children developments.
     To partner with development oriented organizations to effectively coordinate children development project
    Our head office is in state at the address mentioned in my introductory message.
    We target six countries
    Gambia
    Guinea Bissau
    Senegal,
    Guinea
    Sierra Leone
    Liberia
    And we presently in Gambia working in a village called Basori.
    Please visit our website on the website mentioned above.

  • My name is Ikwo, I reside and work in Lagos, Nigeria, founder and executive director of Centre for Community Empowerment and Sustainable Development (CESDEV). I am currently enrolled in Essentials of Non profit strategy. Although I have about 2 decades work experience- half of which has been in non profit sector, I still have a lot to learn in stirring CESDEV towards attaining its purpose for existence. I love working with communities, and believe strongly in impactful and respectful community engagement. My immediate task is structuring CESDEV, developing our strategic plan document, successfully raising funds for implementing our community programs. Aside from the great networking opportunity on this platform, I hope to share thoughts and rub minds on best practices and innovative ways of achieving successful outcomes on my job. I'm really taking so much time off work to participate in the course work and hope it pays off in my daily, weekly, monthly output. Thanks to you all for helping out- in anticipation of your support!

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  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    My name is Andrew from Uganda. Working as a Community Development Officer. I live in Kampala- Uganda. Nice to find you

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  • @sheikh said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    This is Qaisar Iqbal from Lahore, Pakistan. I belong to a Not for Profit Organization naming Rural Community Development Society (RCDS) established in 1995 and got registered in 1998. RCDS is working on Institutional Development through Social Mobilization, Health & Education, WASH, Irrigation, Livelihood, Emergency Relief and Early Recovery. Me have mastered in English and social science having sixteen years of experience in rural development. Have implemented numerous projects from RCDS platform with the funding of FAO-UN, UNDP, Embassy of Japan, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, Unilever Pakistan Limited.

    Welcome Qaisar! Great to have you here. RCDS sounds like an incredible organization that's doing A LOT of different and important things. What's your role there?

    Also, I encourage you to go check out the Community Development best practices post to respond to the discussion question and share your best practices with other community members :)

  • @kalegeya said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    My name is Japhet Aloyce Kalegeya from Tanzania, I am a co-founder and Executive Director of Christian Education and Development Organization (CEDO), I have successfully completed the course of Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCAT), and Fundraising, How to connect with donors the course offered by Philanthropy University. The Philanthropy University Course have helped to improving the organizational capacity and my community. It is my greatest hoping that by participating in this new community I will achieve my goals of increasing improving the capacity of organization and community.

    Welcome Japhet! So awesome to have a seasoned Philanthropy University learner in the community. Are you taking any Philanthropy University courses now? What does CEDO focus on?

    Also, I encourage you to go check out the Community Development best practices post to respond to the discussion question and share your best practices with other community members :)

  • @francis said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    Hi, my name is Francis Sarkodie. I am from Ghana and I am the Executive Director for Center for Integrated Rural and Child Development, a nonprofit working to improve the lives of women, youth and children in rural communities of Ghana. I love to make new friends, share ideas and learn about new culture.

    Welcome Francis! It sounds like the Center for Integrated Rural and Child Development's programs are touching a number of incredibly important but vulnerable populations. How have you seen this work affect the communities of the women, youth, and children you work with?

    Also, I encourage you to go check out the Community Development best practices post to respond to the discussion question and share your best practices with other community members :)

  • @ikwooka said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    My name is Ikwo, I reside and work in Lagos, Nigeria, founder and executive director of Centre for Community Empowerment and Sustainable Development (CESDEV). I am currently enrolled in Essentials of Non profit strategy. Although I have about 2 decades work experience- half of which has been in non profit sector, I still have a lot to learn in stirring CESDEV towards attaining its purpose for existence. I love working with communities, and believe strongly in impactful and respectful community engagement. My immediate task is structuring CESDEV, developing our strategic plan document, successfully raising funds for implementing our community programs. Aside from the great networking opportunity on this platform, I hope to share thoughts and rub minds on best practices and innovative ways of achieving successful outcomes on my job. I'm really taking so much time off work to participate in the course work and hope it pays off in my daily, weekly, monthly output. Thanks to you all for helping out- in anticipation of your support!

    Welcome Ikwo! It's always great to hear from someone who carries so much responsibility at an organization that's choosing to prioritize capacity building. What did you think of the Essentials of Nonprofit Strategy course? Has it be applicable to your owrk at CESDEV?

    Also, I encourage you to go check out the Community Development best practices post to respond to the discussion question and share your best practices with other community members :)

  • @26266 said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community!:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    My name is Andrew from Uganda. Working as a Community Development Officer. I live in Kampala- Uganda. Nice to find you

    Welcome Andrew! Can you share some more about your work? What organization do you work for and what's its mission?

    Also, I encourage you to go check out the Community Development best practices post to respond to the discussion question and share your best practices with other community members

  • Greetings !
    My name is Athanga
    I live in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
    I work with as Program Coordinator with an organization named Effective Life Vision. Our goal is to promote holistic development within communities in our region.
    I am currently enrolled in Global Social Entrepreneurship and I hope to share thoughts and rub minds on best practices and innovative ways of achieving successful outcomes on my job.
    Waiting for the pleasure of interacting with you !

    S
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  • Welcome to the communities of practice, @athanga!

    These are spaces that will continue past the courses so when you have completed your study in Global Social Entrepreneurship, you can continue to have conversations here.

    Feel free to start a new topic on questions or challenges you face or share articles, videos and resources others might benefit from!

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community! -Community Development:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Hi My name is Herbert Vaughn; I'm from New Orleans, La; I'm a retired information-specialist;and I joined this community so that I could learn from others

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  • Welcome Herbert! @Hv

    Hi My name is Herbert Vaughn; I'm from New Orleans, La; I'm a retired information-specialist;and I joined this community so that I could learn from others

    Is there something specific you would like to learn from others? Perhaps you have some questions to start with?

  • I'm Vincent Osim,from Ghana West Africa, I work with Verdant Global a youth and Community development organization that runs Volunteer exchange programs for international and national students and professionals. I'm the Director.
    I chosed this community because I'd want to gain more skills from other participants and network for partnership in helping out with our community volunteer projects which needs more partners for beneficiaries impact. I look forward to meeting new fellows! Cheers!

    S
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  • Welcome @vin_cent!

    You may also be interested in the group for Fundraising and Resource Mobilization. I know there are some people interested in working with volunteers as an important resource for organizations.

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community! - Community Development:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    hello!! my name is Ngoni Choto, i am from Mutare, Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe. i work at a civil engineering company as a Supervisor and a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI). i have been working with communities since 7th grade due to the i grew up under harsh conditions. so with that passion for better uplifting of communities i want to get involved full time in community development work. i believe i am in the right place with people with community and uplifting livelihoods at heart

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    @chotline said in Introduce yourself to the community! - Community Development:

    @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community! - Community Development:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    hello!! my name is Ngoni Choto, i am from Mutare, Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe. i work at a civil engineering company as a Supervisor and a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI). i have been working with communities since 7th grade due to the i grew up under harsh conditions. so with that passion for better uplifting of communities i want to get involved full time in community development work. i believe i am in the right place with people with community and uplifting livelihoods at heart

    Welcome Ngoni! ( @chotline )

    We are thrilled to have you here. It is great to hear about your experience with and passion for community development. Are there any questions, ideas, or thoughts you would like to share with this community?

    Thank you for being here!

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community! - Community Development:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the Community Development community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?
    Hello Everyone! My name is Syeda Farah Business Management Sharia Coordinator & Social Businesswoman
    Worker Women Juristic Problems Home Based-Small Business Consultant
    Peace Coach & Consultant Grass root Activist
    Are you working for an organization? If so, what is your role?
    CEO Rahman Global Socioeconomic Systems
    Coordinator Smart Digital Marketing LLC Dubai
    Founder Member Sindh Vocational Women Association
    Founder & Project Manager Sultan-Ul-Arifeen Organization for women
    International Correspondent Spokesperson Sultan Bahoo Educational Complex Trust
    I m donating now by inviting Philanthropy University team with all communities to join Rahman Global Socioeconomic Systems regarding 100 Years (11/11/1918-11/11/2018) of Socioeconomic development. As an Organizer at Event Tourism, Voluntourism & International Correspondent Spokesperson I m aware of it but not too much as i wanted the results

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