The Synergy of DEI and Service: How Be The Change Empowers Young People

In our ever-changing global landscape, the urgency for educators to embrace and prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is paramount. Far beyond mere classroom discussion topics, DEI stands as a critical pillar for forging a fairer and more empathetic world. The “Be The Change” (BTC) program, innovatively crafted for the youth, stands at the forefront […]

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Our Story

Orenda Learning is an impact driven social enterprise that guides young people, educators and community in best practice service. We dream of ‘a flourishing global community built on foundation of love; where deep connection, compassionate action and sustainable living are grounded in everyday life’. Orenda Learning was founded in 2018 by Alice Whitehead, an educator

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Learning and Teaching Together; a model for Refugee Education Partnership

Service is, for me, not an opportunity to “rescue” or to “bring others up”. It is a path of joy and growth, hopefully for everyone involved. Not as givers and receivers but as friends, partners, collaborators and fellow travellers “walking each other home”, as Ram Dass so aptly stated. I was given another opportunity to

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HER Journey: A best practice service project by students at United World College of South East Asia

Service Programs — Transformative or Detrimental? Service is an integral part of the learning journey of many students globally, with a large number of schools including service learning as part of their curriculum. When facilitated well, service programs can be transformative for students and their communities, leading to deep learning and positive change. When implemented

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Service Action in the Online Space — Hosting a Student Led Summit

The global situation remains a challenge for service programs, with many schools around the world now facing additional months of online delivery. Schools in face to face learning have also found themselves needing to assess the service experiences undertaken by their students, and make adjustments that have replaced in person action with different ways to serve.

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Why ‘service’?

Service now forms an important part of many school curriculums around the world, but what is ‘service’ and why is it necessary? A shared understanding of service Service can be defined as: “The voluntary act of addressing community needs and ethically working towards sustainable solutions. A process that involves active consultation and collaboration among stakeholders,

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