Listen to Nogah Kornberg talk about her experiences teaching grade school kids about genocide in Darfur. How much would you tell a nine-year old kid about war?
Nogah is a co-founder of the Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada and has worked in the fields of formal and informal education for the past 12 years. In 2002, upon learning about the genocide in Darfur, she initiated the Leadership Education Ambassadors for Darfur workshop series, which over two years presented to over 1,000 students. Last summer Nogah spent three weeks in Rwanda learning about the 1994 genocide, as well as bungee-ing in Uganda, and hiking in Vancouver. Nogah is well known for her obsession with the gym and her love of the beach, sunsets, and travelling.
Nogah shared with the audience the journey of creating a workshop for 9-year-olds on the genocide in Darfur. As a group, the Talks attendees discussed key questions that came up in the development process, and Nogah outlined how the questions were answered and why she would do things differently in the future.
* Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs by Muhammad Yunus. He uses traditional business practices to do good for the world.
* Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. One of only 2 novels I started and finished in university. Beautiful and heartbreaking account of colonization and its impact on people.
* Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss: Succinct overview of life’s journey.
* Bungee Jumping and Rafting north of Jinja, in Uganda
* An awesome thing to do in Toronto is to watch the sunset over Toronto from the Island.
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