Meet Sakhile Sifelani-Nagoma, one of the 5 advisors giving their time to help Watipa develop and steer an intelligent and effective course in our contribution to community development. Watch this short film to hear what Sakhile has to say about Watipa and our vision….
Samajika is a word from Sri Lanka, in Sinhala, that translates into English meaning equal members. At Watipa we refer to the founding members of Watipa as Samajikas, embracing the diversity of the cultural and geographical reach of Watipa as well as a commitment to our egalitarian and collaborative way of working.
As you can see, the Watipa Samajikas all look very different!
Being creative. Opening our minds. Thinking clearly. What better than to have a Watipa strategic planning meeting on a boat on a Friday afternoon?
Last week we tried it, and held a “meeting like no other” on a narrow boat on the Regent’s Canal in central London. It was a little bubble of tranquility, as we floated there with trees and water surrounding us, just slightly beneath the bustle of the big city nearby.
March 1 is a day celebrating everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, height, weight, profession, education, and beliefs.
Happy zero discrimination day one and all! This day could also be considered one for acceptance, open-mindedness, and celebration of diversity. Continue reading “Happy zero discrimination day!”
If you turn to the person sitting near you right now and had to explain the difference between inequality and inequity, what would you say? Continue reading “All in a name: inequality & inequity”