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Twiga Foundation

Twiga Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to inspiring, promoting and maintaining a family consciousness at home, in the workplace and in the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Twiga and why a giraffe?
    The word twiga is Swahili for giraffe. From the beginning we recognized that we would be sticking our neck out as an organization promoting family-consciousness in the family, the workplace and in the community. So the giraffe became a symbol of that effort. The giraffe is a gentle animal that is very protective of its young. They are a symbol of love, friendship and flexibility. They often reflect a spiritual element as they rest in a yoga-like position for short periods during the day. As the tallest animal in the world the giraffe exemplifies having a vision of the past, present and future. The giraffe also has the largest heart of any land mammal. There is a tradition in parts of Africa where the symbol of a giraffe is always taken to a business meeting to remember to involve our heart as well as our heads when making important decisions.
  • What is Workplace Flexibility?
    Flexibility is a dynamic relationship between an employer and employee that defines how and when work gets done and how careers are organized that work for both. Ever since the term “family friendly workplaces” was coined, flexible work options (such as being able to take time off to address family matters, to work some regular hours at home, to change arrival and departure times at work, to move between part-time and full-time work, and so forth) have been thought of as benefits that employers may, or may not, choose to offer employees to help them manage their work as well as their personal or family lives. Today, we have come to think about workplace flexibility differently. New research from the Sloan Foundation Work and Family Initiative shows that when employers and employees partner in finding flexible ways to work, both benefit. In other words, working flexibly can not only help employees manage their work and personal responsibilities, it can enhance workplace effectiveness and be a management strategy for employers as well. Aspects of workplace flexibility are measured in the Families and Work Institute’s 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce.
  • What is family consciousness?
    Consciousness is defined as “the state of being conscious; awareness of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.” The mission of the Twiga Foundation is to inspire, promote and maintain a sense of family consciousness in the home, workplace and community. This mission is inspired by the realization that family is the core of our society and being fully conscious of the importance of the family structure, needs and dynamics is essential to build a workforce of the future and strengthen our communities.
  • What is Beyond Blocks™?
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  • What is BLOCK Fest®?
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BLOCK Fest® Host Training Opportunities

  • Host Training
    Host Training
    Fri, Apr 05
    Webinar
    Apr 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM MDT
    Webinar
    BLOCK Fest® Host Training is a 5-hour semi-interactive training presentation. The Host Training prepares you to properly facilitate a BLOCK Fest® event and understand the creation of BLOCK Fest® and the research behind block play.
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  • Host Training
    Host Training
    Fri, Jun 07
    Webinar
    Jun 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM MDT
    Webinar
    BLOCK Fest® Host Training is a 5-hour semi-interactive training presentation. The Host Training prepares you to properly facilitate a BLOCK Fest® event and understand the creation of BLOCK Fest® and the research behind block play.
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