Asia Pacific Global Leaders for Young Children Meet in Vietnam<br>Hanoi, Vietnam

The World Forum’s 2019-2020 cohort of Asia Pacific Global Leaders for Young Children met in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, December 2nd through the 6th.  Prior to the conference Global Leaders convened to share their advocacy project plans.  Current Global Leaders and alumni were involved in ARNEC […]

The Importance of Being Open-Minded<br>Peggy Zhong, China

Peggy Zhong from China stopped into Bonnie’s Global Café at the 2019 World Forum on Early Care and Education in Macao, China to share with us her passion about working with teachers, the need to train teachers in Early Childhood Development, gaining knowledge about children and practical teaching skills, and so much more.

Meet World Forum Sponsor Gymboree’s Joe Zhou

While in LA in October, Bonnie and Roger stopped by the home of Joe Zhou and his wife Willa for a lunch of Chinese dumplings, pancakes, moon cake and tea—and, of course, conversation. Joe has dedicated his life to making a difference in the lives of children and has so much wisdom and many stories […]

Creating Dream Corners for Roma Children<br>Driton Berisha, Kosovo

  This project aimed to support the young generation of the Roma community. It was made possible with the help of the community volunteers willing to support first grade Roma children with “Dream Corners”. The volunteers built small tables and chairs, collected different school supplies and arranged them at the families’ houses. This supports the […]

Stepping Up as a Leader<br>Patrick Makokoro, Canada

World Forum Board Member, Patrick Makokoro sat down with us in Macao, China back in April and discussed his desire to step up in terms of leadership moving forward. As World Forum Foundation transitions into new leadership, this seemed like the ideal time to debut Patrick’s interview. He brings forward the introduction of a new […]

Shaping the Dialogue for Futures Thinking<br>Joe Waters, United States

  World Forum 2019 Presenter and Co-Founder and CEO of Capita, Joe Waters has been in the early childhood field for nearly 10 years working mainly in early childhood advocacy. In Macao, Joe provided some additional insight into his thoughts on the importance of future thinking. Just a few of his talking points include preparing […]

Nature as an Antidote to Anxiety<br>Niki Buchan Australia

World Forum Australian resident, Niki Buchan sat down with us in Macao, China back in April 2019 to share her passion for connecting children to nature. Niki, originally from South Africa discussed the healing power of nature, the need to focus on well-being of children before academics, and the importance of  advocating for natural learning […]