As part of Middlebury College’s recent “Summer Convening on Experiential Learning and Conflict Transformation,” inaugural Projects for Peace Alumni Award winner Joseph Kaifala visited campus.
Launched as a Project for Peace in 2017, the Rerooted Archive celebrates five years of documenting stories from Armenians displaced by conflict. Read on for the story of how an idea grew into a sustained, global, initiative.
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!
Bates College student Grace Sandia Taban designed her Project for Peace, “Gua Le Mara (Power to the Women),” in hopes of galvanizing economic opportunities for women in her home of South Sudan as a way to counteract gender-based violence.
Amherst College student Sabrina Lin developed the podcast VIRAL LOVE as the centerpiece of her Project for Peace, titled “Kung Flu’ Fighters: Illuminating Resilience & Solidarities among the Chinese Diaspora.” Read this full feature to learn more.
University of Richmond student Lina Tori Jan created her podcast series “Chai wa Dastan” (“Tea and a Tale”) to preserve and celebrate the stories of Afghan refugees like her and her sister. Read all about her project here!
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 group of SCAD students designed a project to leverage the power of VR to bring peace to Hospice patients. Read more about their work here!
Lake Forest College student Valdrin Halitjaha designed “Language and Libraries: Expanding Educational Resources for Kosovar Youth through English Learning and Library Access” to aid young students in his home country. Read more about him and his work here!
Gettysburg College classmates Julia Clevinger and Katharine Watson partnered with Tanzanian company Consumer’s Choice Ltd. (CCL) to provide clean cookstoves to members of a local community. Read more about this project here!