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Blog - SoLF

Tête-à-Tête with Sohail Rathore

SoLF had a conversation with Sohail Rathore, a community trainer who explains the power of speaking multiple regional languages; the satisfaction of reaching out and learning something new from a diverse group of individuals in the process, and focusing more on outcomes rather than the hindrances along the path of community training in Pakistan. SOLF: […]

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2015

The world celebrates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17 every year. Initiated and promoted as an integral part of the UN Millennium Development goals, the global leaders have realized the significance of poverty eradication for the development of world economy. It all started in 1993, when the United Nations General […]

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International Day of the Girl Child 2015

“The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing our vision of a life of dignity for all.” ~ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

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International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

 Many people around the world lose their lives, homes or access to essential facilities, such as hospitals, due to natural disasters, including earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, heavy flooding, hurricanes or cyclones. Some of these disasters have caused economic damage to some countries. The world leaders have come to a conclusion that education, training, and information exchanges […]

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World Heart Day

World Heart Day is observed on September 29 every year when people across the globe actively participate in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular diseases (CVD). World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year. […]

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International Day of Peace

“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.” ~UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Often known as Peace Day, the International Day of Peace is observed globally […]

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Each year, the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16. In 1987, on this day the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed by 24 countries of the world. Through the Montreal Protocol, these countries committed themselves to rid the world of substances that […]

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International Literacy Day 2015

“ Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental protection.”    Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan Literacy is considered as not only the core basic human right but also a fundamental building block of learning and […]

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In Conversation with Danish Yousufzai

SoLF had a chat with a young community trainer, Danish who shares how he landed amongst those he admired greatly as trainers; his emphasis on understanding diversity of regions to effectively communicate with participants and the obstacles in community training. SOLF: How did you become a community trainer? D.Y.: This is an interesting story. I […]

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International Youth Day

Youth, as the essential partners in change, was officially realized, understood and appreciated for the very first time in 1999. The world leaders stood up for a great cause and 12th August was designated as a day dedicated to raise awareness of the challenges and problems that the world’s youth face. International Youth Day 2015 […]

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