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J-WEL presents membership certificates to newest members during October 2018 J-WEL Week

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pK-12 @ J-WEL welcomes its newest members

During October 2018 J-WEL Week, J-WEL welcomed the newest members of our pK-12 Collaborative, including Save the Children and the Wadah Foundation. Save the Children joined as a Sustaining Member this September, and the Wadah Foundation joined as an Affiliate Member this June. MIT’s Vice President for Open Learning, Professor Sanjay Sarma and J-WEL's pK-12 Collaborative leadership presented representatives from both organizations with membership certificates. 

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. J-WEL and Save the Children recently announced an effort to address the refugee education crisis in the Middle East. The Wadah Foundation is an international Jakarta-based foundation established "From women, By the community, For all." It grew out of a need to bring hope to people by helping them help themselves and share a better future for their families and their community.

Photo: Vice President for Open Learning, Professor Sanjay Sarma; J-WEL’s pK-12 Faculty Directors, Professors Angela Belcher and Eric Klopfer; and Associate Director for pK-12 @ J-WEL, Dr. Claudia Urrea, present Save the Children representatives Mahmoud Alkaraki and Muhammad Abuyassen with a J-WEL membership certificate. 

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Universities from South America, Asia, and Australia join Higher Education @ J-WEL

Higher Education @ J-WEL Faculty Director Professor Hazel Sive also presented membership certificates to universities that have joined the Higher Education Collaborative following March 2018 J-WEL Week, including Colombia's Universidad de los Andes (Uniandes), Australia's Curtin University, and Indonesia's Universitas Padjadjaran. Since March, Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria), Covenant University (Nigeria), Sharjah University (United Arab Emirates), Universidad Mayor (Chile), and the University of The Bahamas have also joined. 

Uniandes is a private research university located in the city center of Bogotá, Colombia. Curtin University is an Australian public research university based in Bentley and Perth, and is the largest university in Western Australia. Universitas Padjadjaran (Padjadjaran University or UNPAD) is an institution of higher learning located in Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. A full list of members, including those who joined prior to March, is available on our members' page. 

Photos of these and other membership certificate presentations can be viewed in J-WEL’s photo gallery.
J-WEL thanks all of its members and guests who attended October 2018 J-WEL Week.

Photo, from left to right:

Curtin University Professor Alan Dench, Pro Vice-Chancellor; Professor Mark Buntine, Head of School, Molecular & Life Sciences; Professor Jon Yorke, Academic Registrar & Acting Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Learning & Teaching; Professor Hazel Sive; Professor Helen Cabalu, Head of School of Economics, Finance & Property, and Professor Vishnu Pareek, Head of School, WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy & Chemical.