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Since 2002, the Chicago-based Goldin Institute has inspired, equipped and connected grassroots leaders in over 40 countries to lead community driven social change.

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    My name is Yusuph Masanja, a 2018 Goldin Institute Global Fellow from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I’m writing to introduce myself and extend my gratitude to the Goldin Institute’s leadership for offering me an opportunity to serve my fellow Alumni as the Global Alumni Coordinator.
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    In the struggle and impact of the pandemic to the work as local young peacebuilders, there is a need to maximize the digital platform to continue the conversations, lobbying and efforts in promoting peace. While battling the invisible enemy which is the COVID-19, infodemics where news fake and disinformation also proliferate and put the lives of the netizens at risks.
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    Global Fellows - August 03, 2020
    "To the children: I pledge to do all I can do to make your lives safe, even if it means laying down my own life... We as a people must get involved to stop the bloodshed of our people. It doesn't matter the color. We're dying at an alarming rate and we must take a stand now."
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    GLOBAL FELLOWS - July 30, 2020
    YOLRED distributed emergency relief food, sanitary and educational materials worth over eight million Uganda shillings (about US$2,200) to at least one hundred families struggling to survive the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Global Fellows - July 09, 2020
    Cameroon is second only to South Africa in the number of COVID-19 cases, but thanks to your generosity, we have been able to purchase masks for young people, orphans and widows in two communities near Bamenda that were unprepared for the pandemic.
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    GLOBAL FELLOWS - June 01, 2020
    Geoffrey Omony provides an update on the work of YOLRED in Northern Uganda including work to protect former child combatants and ensure ethical research.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - May 03, 2020
    On Sunday, May 3rd the Chicago Peace Fellows launched the Peace Flowers campaign by delivering over 75 flower bouquets to mothers that have lost children to violence.
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    GLOBAL FELLOWS - April 21, 2020
    Caught between an ongoing civil conflict and COVID-10, Global Fellow Alexander Gwanvalla provides an update on the work of Community Green Engagement in Cameroon.
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    Director of Community Learning and Collaboration, reflects on his last six years with the Goldin Institute as he prepares to take a new position with the Skoll Foundation to help oversee grantmaking to social entrepreneurs throughout the world.
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    Global Fellow - April 16, 2020
    Global Fellow Lo Ivan Castillon shares an update on an important milestone in the Peace Process in his region of Maguindanao, Philippines.