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
With an increase in the number of novel coronavirus cases in Ghana, the country continues to witness a surge in people’s vulnerabilities and a recorded increase in inequalities between and amongst people of different classes, status, gender and especially workers in the labor market.
Graduate Lorelei Williams is raising awareness and advocating for victims and families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) through Butterflies in Spirit – a dance group comprised of family members of MMIWG, formed to empower Indigenous women and raise awareness about her aunt Belinda Williams who went missing in 1978, and cousin Tanya Holyk who was murdered in 1996.
As with many things, it began with a phone call. For Marie Delorme that phone call came from a colleague 11 years ago and included an invitation to have dinner with Mary Coyle to discuss a concept that led to the founding of Coady’s Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) program, which now has more than 144 First Nation, Métis, and Inuit women graduates.
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)