Alumni in Action
More than 7,000 participants from over 130 countries have graduated from the Coady Institute’s educational programs. Our alumni work to promote social justice and sustainable development around the world. Coady Institute alumni are encouraged to make contact with other graduates in their area through national and regional alumni associations. Through regular contact with fellow alumni, Coady graduates are able to:
- Maintain a broad and supportive network of colleagues;
- Continue their learning in partnership with the Coady Institute and other alumni;
- Provide invaluable insight to Coady regarding the changing learning needs of development workers;
Coady alumni who have established formal associations are encouraged to contact the Coady Institute. We are always interested in exchanging ideas, creating opportunities for networking among our graduates and providing information about our latest educational offerings. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni in the News
As part of International Development Week, we share these stories of change from Coady graduates in their own words – highlighting their experiences, successes, and challenges, of working toward gender equality around the globe.
In the early part of their fellowships, Rosa Marina and Shirley were welcomed into the classroom for Coady’s Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) program for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women in Canada. Following the program, they participated in the IWCL Alumni Gathering that welcomed approximately 100 Indigenous women leaders back to campus for an opportunity to come together, forge connections, collaborate, and amplify their impact.
How does one go from working with street kids in Lagos, Nigeria to a university classroom in Antigonish, Nova Scotia? For Matuluko Ephraim Oduboye it is through a lot of hard work and sacrifice.
Learning from Stories of Change
Coady graduates create positive social change. Empowering street girls and promoting democracy in Nepal. Engaging youth to develop markets in Zambia. Creating inclusive business models in Bangladesh. These are three Stories of Change about how Coady International Institute graduates are learning and using their knowledge to create positive social change. Coady’s Learning from Stories of Change: An Internal Evaluation Study set out to answer, how do Coady’s education programs foster learning? And, how are Coady graduates using their enhanced knowledge, attitudes and skills to contribute to positive social change? During the four-year study, more than 350 alumni shared their stories of change and helped analyze their own feedback. Alumni said Coady plays an important role in building citizen-led, asset-based, and community driven development around the world. Their recommendations focused on enhancing, expanding, and extending transformative education programs to further deepen development results and impact. Overall, the findings provided insight into how social change happens and can be supported in and outside the classroom.
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Considering a Coady Institute education program? Check out what others have said. Here is a collection of testimonials from graduates and partners around the world:
– Nawal Ghattas, Freelance consultant, Egypt
– Patience Agwenjang, Dip ’14 Programme officer, Youth Outreach Programme, Cameroon
-Valerie Moses, IWCL 2013
– Fati Koray, Dip ’13 District Coordinating Director, Wa West District Assembly, Ghana
– John Bosco Rayan, Dip ‘98 Development Consultant, Tiruchchirappali area, India
– Dr. Zablon Bundi Mutongu, Dip ‘03, Senior Lecturer & Director Institute of Lifelong Learning and Leadership Development St. Paul’s University, Limuru-Nairobi, Kenya
– Jimm Fomunjong
– Christine Sumog-oy, Philippines, GCL ‘13
– Denise Porter, Canada (Indigenous Women in Community Leadership 2012)