The two most recent Bowdoin recipients of Projects for Peace grants made progress this summer on the issues they’re committed to solving: addressing environmental threats in Serbia and ending the practice of female genital mutilation.
by Kate Whitman
Trinity College alumnus Stanislav Knezevic ’21 was awarded a Yenching Scholarship to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree in China Studies, with a concentration in politics and international relations.
This summer, Femi Higgins MAIEM ’21 and Mohamed Ahmed MAIPD ’23 will use their $10,000 Project for Peace grants for community projects that promote peace, understanding, and social change.
Bowdoin College student Ruby Ahaiwe planned “Gbasaa Ozi!” as a way to promote community health and connection in her hometown. Read this profile for more on her and her project!
Skidmore College grantee Korotoumou “Katy” Ballo designed her project, “Learning Center for Peace to Rebuild Anyama,” to address social and cultural divides in her hometown stemming from the aftermath of civil war. Read on for more about her and her project!
A spotlight on two Middlebury Institute students and one alumna who implemented development projects through Projects for Peace.
Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who completed a Project for Peace in 2008, was awarded a Middlebury College Young Alumni Achievement Award at the 2021 Middlebury College Reunion.