Middlebury Davis UWC Scholars in action


Armel Nibasumba ’16

For one week during the summer of 2013, a group of 22 young Hutus and Tutsis gathered together at a peace camp in post-conflict Burundi to discuss their hopes for their country. The camp, called Twese for Peace (twese is a Kirundi word meaning “everyone”) was the brainchild of Armel Nibasumba, who grew up in Burundi and attended Waterford Kamhlaba UWC in Mbabane, Swaziland, and was now a Davis Scholar at Middlebury College. Read more.

Levi Westerveld ’16

Levi Westerveld ’16 grew up in the farming region of Dordogne, France, where he did not have access to the usual recreational and cultural outlets. For amusement, he had to devise his own projects: “role-playing in the forest, building tree houses, building a wind generator out of an old bicycle, organizing three-day-long blowpipe fights, building a raft to sail down the Dordogne River.” He has been doing projects ever since. Read more.