System Innovation: Scaling and Disrupting

13-16 November 2014 - Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Author: Peter Head

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Pledges and new partnerships conclude the Soneva Learn-to-Swim programme

Tuesday 17th of June, 2014


All participants in the Soneva Learn-to-Swim programme concluded their two week intensive programme with snorkelling on the Soneva Fushi reef
On the last day of the Soneva Learn-to-Swim programme, the excitement in the air is palpable.  Today the classes will go to the reef edge and snorkel for the first time. Both the children’s ... more

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Children and mothers complete the Soneva Learn-To-Swim programme

Monday 9th of June, 2014


The children’s class wave goodbye at the conclusion of the Soneva Learn-To-Swim programme
This blog is posted by Isha Afeef, manager of the Soneva Fushi Social and Environmental Responsibility Fund.  She is an instructor on the Learn-to-Swim programme and a recent convert to swimming.
We walk into the school to find the students seated ... more

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World Environment Day

Thursday 5th of June, 2014

On World Environment Day, the children from Baa Atoll Education Centre on Eydhafushi will receive their certificates of achievement from Soneva Fushi for their participation in the two week intensive Learn-to-Swim programme.
One of the greatest challenges facing the instructors as the programme concludes is how to continue the momentum the classes have started. An ... more

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Swimming is a family affair


Eight year old Minhaal hesitates on the edge of the jetty at Soneva Fushi.  He is poised to jump into deep water for the first time, but fear almost gets the better of him.  Taking a deep breath, he braces himself and takes a leap of faith.  A leap into the deep blue ocean ... more

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Learning to teach, learning to swim


Leela swimming at Soneva Fushi in the mothers’ class
Isha Afeef is Social and Environmental Responsibility Fund Manager at Soneva Fushi. She is 20 years old and grew up in Male. While supporting the Learn to Swim programme. She has learnt to swim herself and has been snorkeling for the first time.
If you’d ... more

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Learning to swim the Maldivian way

Tuesday 27th of May, 2014


Seven Grade 3 children join hands in a circle in the shallow turquoise water of Soneva Fushi, Maldives. On the count of three they duck, submerging their faces into the warm water. Seconds later they jump up, squealing with contagious delight. With their instructors, they float on their backs and kick in the shallows, ... more

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Soneva Fushi Is "Finished With Fins"

Monday 3rd of March, 2014



Soneva Fushi Is ‘Finished With Fins’
Written by Sonu Shivdasani, CEO of The Soneva Group, and published by The Huffington Post.
2014 is set to be a busy year for us all at The Soneva Group. With so many plans underway to improve and enhance the experiences at our resorts, we are sure ... more

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Future near perfect: How humans can still save the day by 2050

Tuesday 11th of February, 2014



Grist interviews SLOW LIFE Symposium Chair Jonathon Porritt on his new book, The World We Made, and the kind of world we might live in by 2050.
Interview by Amelia Urry  taken from Grist.org
Though scientists and environmentalists often feel obligated to hawk the apocalyptic view of the world-to-come, there is a neglected version of the ... more

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Telling a different story


At the 2013 SLOW LIFE Symposium, Symposium Chair Jonathon Porritt repeatedly asked delegates, how can we tell a different sustainability story? Here Symposium participant Peggy Liu responds.
The sustainability movement is stuck in the 10%. We need to start telling a different story to engage the masses. The polarizing, elitist sustainability movement needs to ... more


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