Celebrating a successful capacity building course!

A Wiki I made for helping students access resources on capacity building

Many of you already know that Ryan & I have been active assisting non-profit organizations to build their capacity in one way or another, whether its acquiring a youth program or a website, or teaching a class on effective organizations.  Ripples is not just about helping ourselves live a sustainable lifestyle; we’re also dedicated to inviting others to join us on the journey in their own ways, which is often the work of non-profit organizations assisting with food justice, energy efficiency, and other causes.  

The course I was honored to teach through Youth Action for Change is now over, and I’m able to focus more on our homesteading dream. It was an incredible experience for me to lead a course on non-profit capacity building for youth around the world to help their organizations improve.  I learned so much from my students, and did some of the homework myself too!

The first thing people ask when they hear about this class is What is capacity building? and the second question is Where are your students from?  Here is a shout out to the awesome class of change-makers helping make the world more sustainable & just!  Applause to the students in:

  1. Iraq
  2. Bahrain
  3. Zambia
  4. Romania
  5. Kyrgyzstan
  6. Uganda
  7. Pakistan
  8. Italy
  9. Togo
  10. Albania
  11. Nepal
  12. South Africa
  13. Cameroon
  14. Uzbekistan
  15. Spain
  16. Nigeria
  17. Tanzania
  18. México
  19. Azerbaijan
  20. Brunei Darussalam
  21. Philippines
  22. Cameroon
  23. Sierra Leone
  24. Colombia
  25. Georgia
  26. Republic of Armenia
  27. Rwanda
  28. Tuvalu
  29. Sri Lanka
  30. Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
  31. Egypt
  32. Cambodia
  33. Algeria
  34. Somalia

Their work is very inspirational, and they have provided many great case studies of organizations as well as unique ways of looking at organization improvement – check out our Facebook group and its photo album for brilliant ideas!

Last, I’d like to share with you our course Wiki so that more people can have access to this curriculum and the resources in it.  Youth Action for Change offers terrific courses like this one, and may be offering this course again soon.  It is well worth applying! :)

Congrats again to all those students who graduated from the course this month!

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