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 Education  Nepal Project #24013

Help 40 graduates to serve as Fellows for Peace

by The Advocacy Project Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Help 40 graduates to serve as Fellows for Peace
Help 40 graduates to serve as Fellows for Peace
Help 40 graduates to serve as Fellows for Peace
Help 40 graduates to serve as Fellows for Peace
Help 40 graduates to serve as Fellows for Peace
Help 40 graduates to serve as Fellows for Peace


The Advocacy Project (AP) is seeking funds to send 40 graduates to volunteer as Peace Fellows for social justice in 15 countries. Since 2003, we have recruited 274 graduates like Chantal, pictured here in Nepal, to help community-based advocates battle discrimination. Our 40 Fellows will launch projects, provide technical support and raise funds for their hosts. In the process they will learn skills, grow in confidence, earn academic credit and prepare for a career in human rights.

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Our fellowship program fills two important gaps, in our education system and the way development aid is given. More and more students study human rights and conflict resolution, but are starved of opportunities to use their skills and gain first-hand field experience. Meanwhile, we find that community-based advocates - the key to peace - are incredibly brave but lack the technical skills needed to raise funds, manage programs and use IT. This limits their ability to contribute to peace-building.


We will match the skills of graduates with the needs of advocates by deploying 40 Fellows to help our community-based partners work on 20 innovative programs around the world. Among our 2016 programs: installing accessible toilets in Ugandan schools; empowering caregivers in families afflicted by Agent Orange in Vietnam; and screening village women for prolapse in Nepal. In the process, Fellows will acquire skills and knowledge that will help their studies and build their careers.

Long-Term Impact

The lives of our 40 Fellows will be changed forever. They will be empowered - personally, academically and professionally - like all 274 graduates that have served as Peace Fellows since 2003. Meanwhile, their hosts will also become stronger agents for change, and better able to serve their stakeholders. Together this year (2016) we expect to directly benefit 4,800 individuals and families through 12 programs. Fellows have helped us raise an impressive $2.74 million for partners.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Meet some of past Fellows at work in this video
News bulletin on our 2015 Fellows
Agent Orange photos by Fellow Armando Gallardo
Read 13 years of Fellow blogs and be inspired!

Organization Information

The Advocacy Project

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AdvocacyProject
Project Leader:
Iain Guest
Washington, DC United States
$15,229 raised of $45,000 goal
121 donations
$29,771 to go
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