Girls Education, Girls Empowerment - presentation at Global Education Forum, October 2016

Emily Schorr Lesnick, Dwight Vidale (LINE Fellows, Riverdale Country School) and Rekha Puri shared our work with Avasara Leadership Fellows Program, Mumbai. It was heartening to hear personal stories about Girls Empowerment from our workshops participants, and fun to watch them participate whole-heatedly in theatre activities. 

Presentation "Mumbai-NYC Teacher Connection" at Global Education Forum, co-organized by Asia Society and Penn GSE; Amy Liebov and Rekha Puri, Oct. 16, 2015

This session highlighted our authentic engagement with Shiksha preschool, Nirav Modi Foundation, Mumbai, that serves students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Amy Liebov and Rekha Puri shared hand made materials and this Prezi, discussed our in-person teacher training program in March 2015, how we have continued our conversations via Whatsapp and Skype; and our next steps including an upcoming trip in March 2016 to work together in person again.  

LINE selected to present at Global Education Forum 2015

Amy Liebov and Rekha Puri will present LINE's teacher training pilot program in Mumbai at the Global Education Forum 2015 organized by Asia Society and UPenn's Graduate School of Education 

LINEglobal nutures a long-term authentic engagement with Shiksha preschool Nirav Modi Foundation, Mumbai, that serves students from low-income backgrounds. By developing curricular expertise, classroom management skills and a hands-on teacher-training program, we have reflected on the limitations of our worldview with increased appreciation for teachers working with limited resources. We have deepened our understanding of the cultural realities and social needs that are imperative for a successful early childhood program that prepares students for ongoing English-medium elementary schools and life ahead. An understanding of social realities is imperative for an ethical program based on professional reciprocity. And we have found wonderful new colleagues that we have much to share and learn with! We learn more every time we engage with the Shiksha team - in person in March 2015, with ongoing communication via WhatsApp, Skype.


Young Zhao event co-hosted with IIE, a prelude to International Education Week 2014 - click links to watch and view photo album

Watch Yong Zhao talk - click here                           Yong Zhao event photo album - click here

Heartfelt thanks to Yong Zhao for his inspirational talk, passionate enthusiasm and generous support of LINEglobal; thank you Emily McCarren, Dominic Randolph, and Rajiv Kothari for your unwavering commitment and generous support; and thanks to Rajika Bhandari and IIE for co-hosting an amazing event!


Agenda LINEglobal/IIE event with Yong Zhao, Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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5:15pm Welcome: Allan E. Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE; Rekha Puri, Founder and President, LINEglobal

5:25pm Introductory Remarks: Dominic Randolph, Board of Directors, LINEglobal; Head of School, Riverdale Country School

5:30pm Dr. Yong Zhao

6:30pm Reception

Global Education Teacher Strand, Punahou School, Hawaii, workshop facilitated by Emily McCarren and Rekha Puri

The Global Education Teacher Strand at the Punahou School, Hawaii, is a forum for discussion and action planning for educators interested in exploring and designing globally focused curriculum and implementing this in their school environments. It intentionally coincides with Punahou's Student Global Leadership Institute. Emily McCarren, Director of Wo International Center, Punahou School, and Rekha Puri facilitated this program for a "diverse think-tank" of remarkable educators from Hawaii, mainland USA, China, Japan, Denmark, Jordan, India, Sweden, and other countries.  

LINEglobal event co-hosted with the Asia Society; thank you Jeffrey Sachs and Erin Trowbridge for your generous support; thanks Amita & PC Chatterjee


Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:30—8:00 p.m. at Asia Society, New York

Keynote Address by Professor Sachs 

followed by a panel discussion with: 

Parag Saxena, Founding Partner & CEO, New Silk Route, R. May Lee, Associate Vice Chancellor for Asia, New York University (NYU), Zak Malamed, Student, University of Maryland, and Founder, Student Voices, Moderated by Tom Nagorski, Executive Vice President, Asia Society

LINEglobal's first event with Jeffrey Sachs, an auspicious start during Diwali celebrations! Click on the link to watch.

“You will inherit a crowded and diverse world. There are seven billion people today all needing to learn how to live together. You’ve got an incredible head start on that learning. You can now teach others about tolerance, diversity, community, and social justice.”
— Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University