39 episodes

If you are passionate about community development, storytelling and arts for social impact, check out this podcast The PoWEr of CommUNITY. Your Host Dimitrios Papalexis will be presenting amazing youth and community development initiatives and interviews with individuals and organizations who are doing amazing work. Visit http://www.soul-gen.com.au/ for more information about Dimitrios' work with SoulGen. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dimitrios-papalexis/support

The PoWEr of CommUNITY Dimitrios Papalexis

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If you are passionate about community development, storytelling and arts for social impact, check out this podcast The PoWEr of CommUNITY. Your Host Dimitrios Papalexis will be presenting amazing youth and community development initiatives and interviews with individuals and organizations who are doing amazing work. Visit http://www.soul-gen.com.au/ for more information about Dimitrios' work with SoulGen. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dimitrios-papalexis/support

    The Unique Journey of a Disability Advocate

    The Unique Journey of a Disability Advocate

    Check out our newest episode, "The Unique Journey of a Disability Advocate," where our student with Soulgen Nora is interviewing Nidhi Shekaran about her experience as a disability advocate and volunteer. Nidhi talks about her own disabilities, challenges, strengths, passions, learnings, and dreams.

    Nidhi also highlights systemic issues and barriers for people, especially women, with disabilities from multicultural backgrounds.

    Enjoy listening to this podcast and enter in contact via our website or email info@soul-gen.com.au for any questions, comments, or ideas for collaboration 😀

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    • 14 min
    Community as the best "safety net" when it comes to mental health & suicide?

    Community as the best "safety net" when it comes to mental health & suicide?

    This is a podcast about the importance of community as the safety net when it comes to mental health and suicide. It is inspired by a traumatic incident in a public setting that Dimitrios recently offered Critical Incident Consultancy for and it quotes an article in the news. It discuss first response, vicarious trauma, grief cycle, best practice, deeper conversations and community mobilising when it comes to addressing complex mental health issues and reducing suicide. See article about incident here: https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/aussies-push-for-westfield-change-after-spate-of-deaths/news-story/96a605b7ceea7fa5f1d448b87b30d310 see article about social connectedness here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/social-connectedness-pollyanna-syndrome-matter-life-death-soulgen Enter in contact for any questions or colabs: info@soul-gen.com.au

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    • 46 min
    Building Compassionate, Connected and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces with Richard Holmes, KCA

    Building Compassionate, Connected and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces with Richard Holmes, KCA

    This is a podcast episode with Richard Holmes, KCA passionate community builder, educator and sector leader in the UK about Asset Based Community Development and how to build compassionate, connected and inclusive communities and workplaces. Enter in contact for more info via info@soul-gen.com.au and stay tunned for part 2

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    • 39 min
    How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 3

    How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 3

    This is a new series of podcasts with a special guest Ojok Ojello who following academic studies and work in various NGO and policy bodies, returned to his destroyed village and transformed it to a green town through community development, social enterprise and education! In this episode 3, we delve into how Ojok rediscovered and mobilzed a cultural asset in his village, the shea tree to launch a shea butter cooperative and social enterprise that created business, education and financial opportunities for his community. We also got to talk about how to overcome challenges when it comes to engaging community in bottom-up work. Ojok is also giving a message of hope to all inspiring changemakers out there. Thanks for listening and If you wish to support Okere's City Community Development Initiative, you can do it by donating directly to his cause: https://www.givingway.com/organization/okere-city

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    • 38 min
    How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 2

    How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 2

    This is a new series of podcasts with a special guest Ojok Ojello who following academic studies and work in various NGO and policy bodies, returned to his destroyed village and transformed it to a green town through community development, social enterprise and education! In this episode 2, we delve into Ojok's work with his community, how he harnessed local assets to create opportunities, how he used the power of education to empower children and adults, how he created the Okere Bank and other amazing initiatives that talk to the true essence and power of Asset-based Community Development Work. Stay tuned for episode 3 and If you wish to support Okere's City Community Development Initiative, you can do it by donating directly to his cause: https://www.givingway.com/organization/okere-city

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    • 35 min
    How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 1

    How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 1

    This is a new series of podcasts with a special guest Ojok Ojello who following academic studies and work in various NGO and policy bodies, returned to his destroyed village and transformed it to a green town through community development, social enterprise and education! In this episode 1, we delve into Ojok's past and childhood experiences that ignited his passion for social justice, his quest for understanding social inequalities and how the Okere City Community Development Initiative began. We hope you enjoy and get inspired by this episode. If you wish to support Okere's City Community Development Initiative, you can do it by donating directly to his cause: https://www.givingway.com/organization/okere-city

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    • 21 min

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