Webinar: Generation to Generation: Empowering Newcomer Youth and Families
October 30, 2014
Learn about award-winning programs from Wellington, New Zealand and Toronto, Canada that improve language and digital literacy for immigrant families and youth by removing barriers to technology, promoting inter-generational tutoring, and strengthening community relations through education.
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Di Daniels holds a Masters in Maori and Pacific Education from Victoria University of Wellington. Her interest lies in empowerment education for underserved communities and she has been the National Coordinator for Computers in Homes (CIH) since 2003. Di began her voluntary involvement in 2000 and as research assistant.
She has presented CIH research findings at UNESCO Global Knowledge Partnership, Connecting Communities, Third Sector Research and Making Links Conferences in Malaysia, NZ, India and Australia. She has published work in the NZ Annual Review of Education 2007.
Di has experience as Community Education Coordinator for Whitireia Polytechnic, Treaty Coordinator at Central Institute of Technology, and as lecturer for numerous tertiary institutions for fifteen years. Her expertise is in Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Cross-Cultural Studies and Accelerated Learning and she remains committed to promoting equitable educational opportunity for all.
Agazi Afewerki received an LLB from the University of London with First Class Honours. He is the Director of Youth Empowering Parents, a unique educational program which trains youth to provide effective one-on-one teaching of English and computer skills to immigrant adults.
Agazi’s work in the social sector has been recognized through many local and global honors. He was the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award in 2005, an initiative which honors the achievements of young people. Most recently, the Youth Empowering Parents program was recognized as a ‘Vital Idea’ by the Toronto Community Foundation, and received the prestigious Intercultural Innovation Award – a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations & BMW Group – which was given to only 10 organizations from around the world.
Previously, Agazi was involved in developing the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Toronto, an expansion site of the program that provides action-based learning for social entrepreneurs. As well, he helped develop and launch the CampHire Project, an initiative which builds sustainable businesses for refugees living in refugee camps by connecting them with global consumers.
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Wellington, New ZealandBridging More than the Digital Divide
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Toronto, CanadaEmpowering Youth to Empower Parents
Youth Empowering Parents (YEP)
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