Special Announcement



An Odyssey of 30,000 books

An Odyssey of 30,000 books
Date: November 15, 2020
In a little-known corner of the World Bank’s J Building Basement 3, a volunteer team enthusiastically carries out its mission...

An Appreciation of Charles John Maguire

Charles John Maguire and Vim Magurie
Date: November 06, 2020
in memoriam: An Appreciation of Charles John Maguire

WBFN and MMEG -- A Wonderful Partnership!

Date: November 01, 2020
Starting on November 11, World Bank Group Family Network (WBgFN) members will once again have an opportunity to support the annual Arts & Crafts Fair which funds a large proportion of the education grants provided every year by Margaret McNamara Education Grants...

Compassion in the Time of Corona

Compassion in the time of corona
Date: November 15, 2020
It is without a doubt that the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic of 2020 brought the entire world to its knees. For once, the entire world had a shared enemy and a common denominator. 

Chasing the opportunities of staying at home...

Pelin Tekneci Chasing the opportunities of staying at home during COVID-19
Date: October 15, 2020
We are all going through a very strange time due to the COVID 19 pandemic. I am sure that each of us will close this chapter of our lives with unique stories.....

The Impact of COVID on Domestic Abuse

The Impact of COVID on Domestic Abuse
Date: October 01, 2020
COVID-19 has caused major social and economic devastation, disconnected many from community resources and support systems, and created widespread uncertainty and panic. 

Never too Late to Learn

Date: September 15, 2020
COVID is both a crisis and opportunity for us. I have always admired Margaret Thatcher, the first woman Prime Minster of Great Britain. To me as a young girl, she was the epitome of an effective speaker capable of influencing lives and initiating positive change.....

The Joy of Learning

The Joy of Learning
Date: September 15, 2020
When Covid struck, I found myself like many others, under a lot of pressure. Apart from the usual worries, I was also concerned about the long quarantine period and more importantly, the worry about how would I grow personally, during this period.

in memoriam: Elaine Wolfensohn

Elaine Wolfensohn w/ Chantale Holzmann and Hada Zaidan
Date: September 01, 2020
in memoriam: Elaine Wolfensohn - Our deepest sympathy and condolences to her family.