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  • Why Engage Community Members in the Design of a University Library?

    by Patricia Seybold in Forum
    I grew up in a college town. Swarthmore College worked hard to maintain good relations with the people who lived and worked in Swarthmore, PA. But nobody from the College ...
    May. 26, 2016
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  • Graduates Co-Designed their University & Validated its Curriculum

    by Patricia Seybold in Forum
    On November 20th, an earth-shattering event took place. And, it wasn't a terrorist attack or a mass shooting, or a devastating earthquake. It was an antidote to the world's ills: ...
    Dec. 3, 2015
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  • Transforming Education to Create a Generation of Change-Makers

    by Patricia Seybold in Forum
    At a recent TEDx, I encountered Zoe Weil (pronounced Zo While). She is a pioneer in what she calls “humane education” and “solutioning.” You can find more info on her ...
    Nov. 14, 2014
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  • Educating a Generation of Change-Makers

    Meet Some Graduates of URDT’s Breakthrough Curriculum

    by Catherine Namwezi, Godliver Businge in Articles
    Uganda Rural Development and Training (URDT) has evolved and refined an educational curriculum that empowers students to become creators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Meet some of the graduates of this innovative ...
    Nov. 14, 2014
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  • The Evolution of African Rural University

    Co-Designed by Its Faculty, Students, and End-Customers (People the Grads Will Serve)

    by Patricia Seybold in Articles
    In all third-world countries, young people flee their parents’ subsistence farms to seek education and jobs in the cities. For 25 years, URDT (Uganda Rural Development and Training programme) has ...
    Apr. 11, 2013
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  • Turning Protests Into Realizable Visions

    URDT Institute Is Transforming Unemployed Youth Into Job Creators in Uganda

    by Patricia Seybold in Articles
    As unemployment becomes a big problem around the world, and disaffected unemployed people take to the streets, a successful pilot program in Uganda provides an alternative. The URDT Institute offers ...
    Dec. 1, 2011
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  • How to Transform the Quality of Life in African Rural Communities

    Educate Young People to Be Entrepreneurs and Leaders

    by Patricia Seybold in Articles
    Here’s one way to address unemployment or underemployment—train young people to be job creators—not job seekers—in their local communities. In western Uganda, URDT’s Vocational Institute arose out of parents’ con-cerns ...
    Mar. 17, 2011
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  • Innovation in Education: School Children Improve Their Families' Livelihoods

    At URDT, It Takes a Child to Raise a Village

    by Patricia Seybold in Articles
    Why not educate children to become masterful in envisioning and creating a better life for themselves and their families? That’s the innovative approach to education that URDT has been practicing ...
    Nov. 25, 2009
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  • Customer Co-Design in Rural Uganda

    How URDT Empowers Grass Roots Creativity

    by Patricia Seybold in Articles
    Through the eyes of a western business professional, the task of rural development looks daunting. Where do you start? What trade-offs do you make? The Uganda Rural Development and Training ...
    Mar. 8, 2007
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