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UNITED KINGDOM — David Wright, Paint Pots Nursery, Southampton Reflects on the World Forum


“…a democratic organization that encourages ordinary people to come together to do extraordinary things.”

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World Forum National Rep. Laura Henry Meets with Dalai Lama


Early Years expert, Laura Henry, this week met His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, during the spiritual leader’s two-day visit to the city of Derry/Londonderry.

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NEPAL — Indira Ranamager – Providing Early Childhood Services for Young Children of Incarcerated Parents


Indira Ranamager founded Prisoners Assistance Nepal in 2000  to provide care to prisoners and their dependent children.

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Elsa Chahin Challenges Delegates to Care for Children without Homes


In her plenary address, “Nurturing Children in Institutional Settings,” Elsa Chahin observes that children without families are often denied the joys and rights that children living in families experience.  

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2017 World Forum Highlights


Visit the events page for highlights of the 2017 World Forum.

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Bonnie’s Global Cafe on the Road!


Roger and Bonnie are on the road! Hear from them as they travel to Cambodia and meet with old friends in the community, have a discussion with World Forum Global Leaders and explore the city!

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Special Message from Roger and Bonnie


Roger and Bonnie Neugebauer sat down together for a cup of coffee and to take time to celebrate the one year anniversary of Bonnie’s Global Cafe!

What’s going to be cooking in the Cafe next? If you are planning on attending 2017 World Forum, you will be very interested to hear what is in store!

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Why You Should Attend 2017 World Forum


The beautiful country of New Zealand will be the backdrop of 2017 World Forum. As host country, they produced a very special welcome video for 2017 World Forum delegates. Check out what you will be experiencing!

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2017 World Forum: Behind the Scenes Insight on the Program


Preparation for the 2017 World Forum program is in full swing. Heather Fox, Communications Director for Dimensions Foundation and World Forum Program Planning Team Member shares with us a behind the scenes look at what goes into preparing the program for the event.

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2017 World Forum: Behind the Scenes of the 2017 “Look”


 

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WORKING GROUPS — Images of Rights Project, Pam Boulton


Images of Rights: Children’s Perspectives focuses on advocacy for children’s rights and awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC) by collecting children’s spontaneous artistic expressions of how they experience their rights to provision, protection and participation.

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Kenny Spence, Scotland, Performs the World Forum Song


Participants in World Forum 2014 in Puerto Rico will remember when local delegates first invited us all to sing the song they wrote for the World Forum Community. Kenny Spence created his Scottish version of the song, which is currently playing in the Café, and challenges everyone to share their own recording for Café entertainment.

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Selena Fox, New Zealand, Talks about World Forum 2017 Site Visit


When I recently traveled to New Zealand to see the site for World Forum 2017, Selena Fox and I had several meetings to prepare for our time together next May. We are in the Café today to share a brief reflection on the visit.

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The Gift of the Whale’s Tooth, Fiji


Bula. Any message about Fiji must begin with this welcoming word. To learn about early care and education in Fiji, I journeyed to Nadi and Lautoka in November 2007. Unaisi VasuTuivaga, Ruci Kididromo, Ufemia Camaitoga, Purnima Chand, Minal Ariyan, Ledua Biu Cava, Indra Wati Singh and other World Forum Friends, welcomed me in traditional style with incomparable warmth and attention.

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Selena Fox Invites You to 2017 World Forum, New Zealand


Auckland is getting ready to welcome the World Forum Community in May 2017. Selena Fox and her team at New Zealand Tertiary College, in partnership with the early childhood community of NZ, has created this video invitation. It’s a powerful welcome that will have you making your participation secure!

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Patsy Pillay Garners Media Coverage


World Forum National Representatives are the link between countries around the world and the World Forum Community. Before we gather in Auckland, May 2017, we intend to cover the globe, with a National Representative in every country. We will be asking for your help to find a great NR in countries yet unrepresented.

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Global Leader Plans for 2016


Global Leader Program Director Mark Elliott stopped by the Café to share plans for the launch of the next cohort of Global Leaders later in 2016. With a recent grant for $100,000 from the Open Society Foundation, many exciting things will be happening for the World Forum Foundation Global Leaders.

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World Forum Song “Together”


Participants at the 2014 World Forum in Puerto Rico will remember when local delegates first invited us all to sing the song they wrote for the World Forum Community.

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Bonnie and Roger Neugebauer Chat About How the World Forum Began


Co-founders of the World Forum Foundation, Roger and Bonnie Neugebauer are often asked about how the World Forum came to be.

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