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Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!

by The Advocacy Project
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
Peace Fellows Empower Community-based Advocacy!
2019 Fellows at training in Washington
2019 Fellows at training in Washington

The Advocacy Project launched this appeal in early 2016 to help fund our fellowship program. In the three years since it has yielded $20,609 from 141 donations. A big thanks to you all!

This report will review lessons learned from this summer, when we deployed five Fellows to Nepal, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.

As you may know from previous reports, our mission is to help survivors of abuse or injustice in the Global South to launch innovative startups for social change. We do this by recruiting a graduate student to spend ten weeks with our partners and offer the kind of support that students do really well - crowdfunding, social media, and story-telling. After ten weeks of friendship and collaboration, we hope that the host organization will be stronger and better placed to take their startups to the next level.

Here’s what our Fellows achieved this summer:

Uganda: Peace Fellow Spencer helped the Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) to install accessible toilets and hand-washing at the Abaka School, where the toilets had been so bad that the government planned to close the school. In the last four years GDPU has upgraded toilets at four schools in Gulu, with over 2,000 students. The money has come largely through GlobalGiving.

After this latest success, it is time to think of scaling the program. Our best hope lies in a formal partnership with the Gulu district government. We are also looking for Rotary clubs in the US that might work with the Gulu Rotary Club to support more GDPU toilet projects.

Zimbabwe: Peace Fellow McLane (Fletcher School) helped the Women Advocacy Project to confront child marriage by recruiting girl “ambassadors” to help girls who are threatened by marriage. McLane produced excellent blogs and photos; raised over $2,000; developed a plan to train girls in soap-making; and coordinated the making of 12 embroidered squares which depict child marriage.

The fruits of McLane’s excellent work are now being seen. The squares are being assembled into an advocacy quilt which will be exhibited at a forthcoming UN summit on women’s health in Nairobi (ICPD25). Constance, from WAP, will attend the conference and use her quilt to explain child marriage to an international audience. WAP has also launched soap training for 60 girls in Harare with the money raised by McLane.

Kenya: Ben (Fletcher School at Tuft) was the latest of several very talented Fellows to work at the Children Peace Initiative Kenya (CPIK). His main task was to help CPIK launch an ambitious new program of conflict resolution between the Turkana and Samburu tribes in northwest Kenya. Like his class-mate McLane from the Fetcher School, Ben also helped local artists to produce embrodered squares for a quilt that will be shown at the ICPD conference in Nairobi.

Since Ben's departure the northwest has been the scene of violent clashes that illustrate both the challenge and the importance of CPIK’s work.

Vietnam: We asked Peace Fellow Mia to visit families that participate in our program for Agent Orange victims – a heart-breaking assignment. We have raised over $15,000 for eleven families since 2015 and Mia confirmed that our grants (raised through GlobalGiving) have been well used. Mia also produced a wealth of valuable household data which will help her host, the Association for the Empowerment of Persons with Disability (AEPD), to develop a new facility to reach more families.

Nepal: Boroka worked at the Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) which campaigns against menstrual banishment (chhaupadi). The government passed a law against chhaupadi in 2018, but the law will be difficult to enforce. We had hoped that CAED would take advantage of Boroka's presence to explore innovative local approaches, but CAED was not interested. Sadly, Boroka’s considerable talents were largely underutilized.

All of these fellowships have yielded valuable lessons. As we explained in a recent report to GlobalGiving, by raising $2,000 for WAP McLane was able to jumpstart soap training whch we hope will provide girls with an economic incentive to resist early marriage. By helping CPIK to produce professional reports for its German donor, Ben ensured that CPIK will likely attract further funding at a time when its work is more vital than ever.

Have Fellows really strengthened our partners? Absolutely, to judge from Uganda where Patrick (a survivor of polio) saw the Abaka project through to a successful conclusion after Spencer, his Peace Fellow, left prematurely. After working with five Fellows since 2015, Patrick is now a recognized expert on disability, WASH and education.

Even the disappointments must be seen in a larger context. We will invest heavily in Nepal again next year and draw on Boroka’s insights into chhaupadi, but with a different partner.

While there is plenty to be proud of, we face some headwinds. For example, we face growing competition from larger, better-endowed university fellowship programs. We argue that our model does a better job of triggering social change, promoting diversity and providing students with unique first-hand experience on the front lines. But it does mean that we depend heavily on generous indviduals like yourself.

We will be hoping for renewed support on Giving Tuesday (November 27).

In gratitude

Iain and the AP team.

Ben competes with the kids in northern Kenya
Ben competes with the kids in northern Kenya
Boroka defends menstruation in Nepal
Boroka defends menstruation in Nepal
Mia with Mr Phuc in Vietnam
Mia with Mr Phuc in Vietnam
McLane with the girl ambassadors in Zimbabwe
McLane with the girl ambassadors in Zimbabwe
Spencer sizes up the challenge at Abaka in Uganda
Spencer sizes up the challenge at Abaka in Uganda
Heading for the Global South - the 2019 Fellows
Heading for the Global South - the 2019 Fellows

This report is being sent to friends of The Advocacy Project who have generously supported our Fellowship program through GlobalGiving. Since we launched this appeal in 2016, 129 donors have given $15,379. This has helped us to send 35 talented Peace Fellows out to work with partner organizations in 11 countries. Thank you!

As we explained in our last report in March, our fellowship program is all about matching the talents of graduate students with the needs of community-based advocates. Five more Fellows are now testing out the model in difficult assignments. This message will describe their work.

Spencer (George Mason University) is working with Patrick Ojok, director of the Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) in Uganda to install accessible toilets at the Abaka School. When AP visited the school in December, enrollment stood at 386 students. Over 100 students have since dropped out because of the terrible state of the toilets. Working with funds from the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Dublin Ohio, Patrick and Spencer have hired a contractor and mobilized over 60 parents to dig a new latrine pit. We hope to have new toilets and handwashing in place by mid-August. This program is described on our website.

Boroka (Graduate Institute in Geneva) is in west Nepal, helping a team from the Centre for Agro Ecology and Development (CAED) to investigate the menstrual banishment of women and girls (chhaupadi). The practice is extremely dangerous to women and girls but it will not be easy to reverse centuries of custom. We have asked Boroka to test out a number of new approaches, including the initiation of a legal test case and a Facebook page to connect girls during menstruation. We await her findings with interest!

Mia (University of Maryland) is helping the Association for the Empowerment of Persons with Disability (AEPD) in Vietnam to design a revolving fund for families affected by Agent Orange. AP has raised over $15,000 for 11 individual families (much of it through GlobalGiving). We have asked Mia to visit them and find out if they have made good use of our investments. If the answer is yes, as we expect, we hope to design a new facility that can make small loans to many more families and show that Agent Orange need not be a death sentence. Meet the families here.

McLane (Fletcher School, Tufts University) is hard at work in Zimbabwe on child marriage, which feeds on poverty, ignorance and cultural practices that – among other things - allow parents to repay debts by marrying off their daughters. McLane's host, the Women Advocacy Project (WAP), has trained four girls to serve as "ambassadors" against child marriage and manage several clubs where girls learn about reproductive health. Of the 150 girls who have participated since December 2018, not one has married. McLane is off to a quick start. She has met with the ambassadors and redesigned WAP’s website.

Ben (Fletcher School, Tufts University) has already made a field trip to Northern Kenya where his host, the Children Peace Initiative Kenya (CPIK), is working to broker peace between the Turkana and Samburu – two tribes that have fought over cows for years. CPIK’s model is described in these pages. The program is funded this year by the German Foreign Ministry. Ben’s talent for evaluation and reporting will be put to good use!

The five Fellows have started to post blogs and photos, and most of them will launch appeals for their hosts on GlobalGiving in July. They are supported from Washington by five hard-working interns - Abby (University of Texas, Austin); Rachel (University of Kentucky); Emily (Wheaton College); Nathan (Pomona College); and Sam (University of Maryland).

We are exceptionally fortunate to be working with such a talented team. It would not have been possible without your help!

Once again, our thanks.

Iain and the AP team.

McLane will work on child marriage in Zimbabwe
McLane will work on child marriage in Zimbabwe
Ben will support peace-making in Northwest Kenya
Ben will support peace-making in Northwest Kenya
Boroka will research menstrual banishment in Nepal
Boroka will research menstrual banishment in Nepal
Spencer will build accessible toilets in Uganda
Spencer will build accessible toilets in Uganda
Mia is on the track of Agent Orange in Vietnam
Mia is on the track of Agent Orange in Vietnam
Fellows Ginny and Sarah in Afghanistan, 2004
Fellows Ginny and Sarah in Afghanistan, 2004

This report is coming to you because you have been kind enough to donate to our appeal for Peace Fellows on GlobalGiving. Thus far 126 donors have given $15,319, for which we are truly grateful.

Our last and eighth report to you in November reviewed the accomplishments of our 2018 Fellows, who were deployed to six countries. With recruitment again under way for this coming summer we want to share some of the lessons learned. In this day and age it is more important than ever that young people are exposed to the challenges that face people in the Global South. We feel that our program offers them a unique opportunity. But it can always be improved.

Finding innovative solutions

Over the past sixteen years we have deployed 305 Peace Fellows from over 60 universities, including those shown in the photos. Their job has been to provide 10 weeks of technical support to our community-based partners, and we are constantly reminded of just how well they do it. We recently posted new web pages on Uganda, where we help the Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) to install accessible toilets in primary schools. GDPU has built 19 toilets and hand-washing stations in three remote schools since 2015. As a result, 2,000 young Ugandans can enjoy their right to a decent education. We can also see how WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) can lift enrollment, build tolerance towards students with special needs and involve the local community – in other words, change the way these rural schools operate.

This is as exciting as it is unexpected and it would not have happened without the hard work of the eight Fellows who have served at GDPU since 2011. This Uganda project shows how graduate students can come up with innovative ideas and trigger social change which still studying for a Masters degree. We have posted other inspiring examples on our website.

This year we will be working with nine community-based partners like the GDPU. Six will be receiving Fellows. As always we advertised the placements widely and received around 50 applications for the six slots. We charged a small fee ($25), to make sure applicants were serious, and visited as many universities in person as we could. We also received several strong applications from Europe.

Providing technical support - without imposing

Our main goal in recruiting Fellows is to strengthen partner organizations in the Gobal South and enable them to meet their program goals. This poses something of a dilemma. Community-based organizations (CBOs) are strong in motivation and social capital (contacts, networking etc) but weak when it comes to professional skills (monitoring, evaluation, money management). They are the first to acknowledge that they need help. But there is also the risk that “capacity-building” by a foreign NGO, however well-meaning, will be resented if it is imposed.

We try and thread the needle by offering six services (developed with partners) and inviting the partner to choose. We then provide a week of specialized training for Fellows before they leave. The services offer help with startup development, story-telling, fundraising, social media/websites, and international outreach. Our Fellows can also help produce annual reports and strategic plans – important deliverables that can be written in ten weeks and provide lasting benefits.

This approach has shown us that in spending our grants and working with our Fellows, CBOs acquire important skills such as keeping receipts, reporting to donors, setting goals and developing budgets. We call this “indirect capacity-building.” The other point to make is that “capacity-building” works both ways. Our Fellows – and our own organization – benefit from these partnerships. As a result, we ask partners to assess our capacity and let us know how we can do better.

We have gone into some detail about our approach because we feel very strongly that CBOs can be agents of change, but only if donors tailor their support to the needs and strengths of their partners instead of imposing their own agenda. This is one reason why we appreciate GlobalGiving.

What we look for in Fellows

So what is special about a Peace Fellow? Over time we have come realize that a 26 year-old graduate student with relevant professional experience (eg Peace Corps) possesses attributes that are badly needed by CBOs like GDPU in Uganda. To list a few: curiosity, friendship, adaptability, the ability to work in a difficult environment, a commitment to goals and achieving results, a knowledge of English, international contacts, a liking for online fundraising, and a familiarity with ICT (websites, social media, and Excel). These are valuable resources for a group of highly motivated people who are trying to build a professional organization on next to no money.

Of course, it doesn’t always work out. In recruiting Fellows, we can misjudge someone’s ability to put up with pressure (which can take many forms). Partners, too, have to invest in their Fellows if they are to get the most out of them – and sometimes they don't make the effort. But such examples have been few and far between. Of the 305 Fellows we have deployed since 2003, only five left prematurely. Most of the others exceeded our expectations. Last summer alone, Fellows raised $70,467 for their hosts and gave us a wealth of blogs and photos which attracted over 120,000 views. Most important, they left their hosts stronger and better able to manage cutting-edge programs like the WASH program in Uganda. And as always AP benefitted. Our website received 524,764 visits from 193,451 individuals in 2018 – a 31% increase over 2017.

We’ll report back in June when this year’s Fellows head out for their assignments. In the meantime we invite you to read more about the Fellowship program; dive into the blogs; see how Fellows live throigh their videos; view their photos; and get a sense of how the lives of Fellows have been changed by the experience. You can also read more about the field programs in our annual reports.

Your donations have gone a long way!

In gratitude

The AP team.

Sylvie writing blogs in the DRC, 2010
Sylvie writing blogs in the DRC, 2010
Dina offers IT training in Uganda, 2011
Dina offers IT training in Uganda, 2011
Mariko sells Malaysian baskets, 2007
Mariko sells Malaysian baskets, 2007
T.J. helped make the Nunca Mas quilt in Peru, 2014
T.J. helped make the Nunca Mas quilt in Peru, 2014
Chris joins the dig for toilets in Uganda, 2018
Chris joins the dig for toilets in Uganda, 2018
Peace Fellow Colleen at work in northwest Kenya
Peace Fellow Colleen at work in northwest Kenya

We last reported back to you in June as we were wrapping up training for this year's Fellows at Georgetown University. We predicted great things for them all and we were not disappointed, as you will see. But first a bit of background

We launched Fellows for Peace in 2003 to offer graduates an opportunity to work on the frontlines of human rights, and in the years since we have deployed 305 graduates from over 50 universities. We offer stipends, health insurance and a travel allowances, which is expensive! As a result, we launched this appeal two years ago on Global Giving to offset some of the costs. So far we have received 107 donations totaling $14,637. We’re enormously grateful to you all!

Back to the Fellows themselves. This year we received 67 applications from 21 universities in 11 countries on all 5 continents. We selected ten Fellows from five universities. Here is how they performed:

Chris (studying at the University of Maryland) helped the Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) in northern Uganda to install accessible latrines and washing facilities at the Awach Primary School, which has 991 pupils. This is the third time that GDPU has installed accessible toilets at a school, and after visiting the first two schools Chris reported that they seem to be raising enrollment and attendance - which is one of our main goals. Capping off a very successful fellowship, Chris also raised over $10,000 for the project through Global Giving and a foundation. Click here to view his excellent photos.

Colleen (Johns Hopkins University) spent an adventurous ten weeks in the Rift Valley of Kenya where she helped our partner, the Children Peace Initiative Kenya (CPI) to strengthen peace between pastoralists who had previously fought over cows. Colleen raised over $10,000 for the project on Global Giving. The money will purchase 50 cows that will be jointly reared by 100 families from the Samburu and Pokot tribes, giving both sides a serious incentive not to fight. This innovative approach, known as Heifers for Peace, is one reason why the two tribes have not fought for seven years. As you can see from her photos, Colleen was made to feel very welcome!

Komal (Fletcher School at Tufts University) worked with a group of strong women in western Nepal whose husbands and fathers disappeared during the conflict in Nepal. The women are all active in the National Network of Families of the Missing and Disappeared Nepal (NEFAD), an AP partner, and have formed a cooperative with our support. We asked Komal to help the women produce Tiger bags which are now on sale to tourists. Komal raised $1,595 and produced this video which explains why transitional justice matters to family members.

Michelle (Columbia University) worked with another long-time AP partner, Backward Society Education (BASE) in western Nepal, to free girls from domestic slavery. The girls are known as kamlaris and are separated from their families at a very early age. Michelle forged a friendship with Sunita, a remarkable young advocate who escaped from slavery and now heads an association of former kamlaris. Michelle and Sunita came up with the idea for a startup which will provide skills training and ID cards for her members. Michelle took some delightful photos of Tharu women in western Nepal.

Lindsey (New York University) had hoped to work at a health camp for village women organized by Care Women Nepal (CWN). Unfortunately, Lindsey came down with a serious case of appendicitis and had to return home early. Thankfully, she recovered quickly and managed to fit in more travel before returning to school! Check out Lindsey’s informative blog post about uterine prolapse.

Lara (Sciences Po) a French and German national, has spent the last six months at the organization CONCERN in Kathmandu where she worked with children from brick factories who have been enrolled in school through a project supported by AP since 2015. Lara was able to visit over 40 children, teachers and parents. She produced strong profiles, excellent photos  and blogs which examine all aspects of child labor. (Her final blog profiles a recruiter.) Lara concludes that our support has given the children a good education but has probably not prevented them from continuing to work after they return home from school. We will be taking this up with CONCERN.

Alex (Columbia University) did splendid work in Zimbabwe, where she helped the Women Advocacy Project (WAP) to design a new approach to the deep-rooted challenge of child marriage. Alex met with over 50 women and girls and conveyed their poignant message through powerful photos and strong blogs. WAP’s idea is to train strong-minded girls to serve as Ambassadors Against Child Marriage and persuade vulnerable girls and their families to reject early marriage. We look forward to supporting this exciting startup in 2019.

Marcela (University of Maryland) is still working with families affected by Agent Orange at the Association for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (AEPD) in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. Marcela has enjoyed a very successful fellowship. She raised over $2,000 on Global Giving for Thin and his wife Cao, who lost three children to dioxin poisoning. Marcela has also visited ten other families who have received a cow through AP and told their stories in her blogs.

Teresa (Columbia University), a Brazilian national, worked with women refugees from Iraq and Syria who receive support from the Collateral Repair Project (CRP) in Jordan. Past AP Fellows have raised money to train the refugees and this has allowed them to tell their stories through embroidered squares which we have assembled into four spectacular advocacy quilts. We are also excited that the women are selling their embroidery in Jordan. Teresa brought back another 24 squares, helped CRP to design a new strategy for using social media, and produced strong blogs.

Caroline (Fletcher School) helped the Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) design a new campaign to end the dangerous practice of chhaupadi, which banishes women and girls to a cowshed during menstruation. Caroline worked with the CAED team in Surkhet where she interviewed women and girls and used her blogs to describe both the effects of chhaupadi and the growing resistance to the practice. Caroline rounded out a very productive fellowship by helping CAED build a new website and producing two chapters on chhaupadi for a report by Nepali women's groups that was presented recently to the UN committee on the elimination of discrimination against women.

Reviewing these achievements, I’m sure you’ll understand why we consider this year’s Fellows to be among the best ever. Their work will benefit thousands of individuals and family members, strengthen our partner organizations, and provide AP with a series of innovative startups to support in 2019.

Equally important, our Fellows enjoyed a unique experience that will boost their confidence and position them for a career in human rights and development. Chris, who worked in Uganda, put it like this: “I’ve had twenty-eight summers in my life. However this one is the most memorable and impactful. Leaving Gulu was far from easy, but at least I can board my flight back to Maryland with the knowledge that my time and energy was spent in the service of others.” We’ll continue to monitor Chris and other past Fellows as they go on to do good work.

Finally, there are the unintended benefits from our fellowship program. These include the promotion of multiculturalism and diversity, which are under assault in today's world. Our ten Fellows this year came from Brazil, Kenya, France, the Netherlands, Germany and the US. They understand that we live in an interconnected world and they want to help. 

Your support has certainly made a difference!

We hope you can continue to support next year's Peace Fellows by donating to this same appeal on Giving Tuesday (November 27).

With deepest gratitude

Iain, Alexandra and the AP team

Peace Fellow Komal with NEFAD in Nepal
Peace Fellow Komal with NEFAD in Nepal
Peace Fellow Chris with GDPU in Uganda
Peace Fellow Chris with GDPU in Uganda
Peace Fellow Marcela with AEPD in Vietnam
Peace Fellow Marcela with AEPD in Vietnam
Peace Fellow Caroline with CAED in Nepal
Peace Fellow Caroline with CAED in Nepal
Peace Fellow Michelle at BASE in western Nepal
Peace Fellow Michelle at BASE in western Nepal

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The 2018 Advocacy Project Peace Fellows
The 2018 Advocacy Project Peace Fellows

This report is coming to you from The Advocacy Project after an intense week-long training here in Washington with our 2018 Peace Fellows (photo above). Many of the ten Fellows have now left for their summer assignments, so this is an ideal time to be reporting back on how your donations have helped to fund this program.

We launched this appeal in June 2016, with the goal of recruiting 40 Fellows by the end of 2018. Up to this point we have deployed 30 Fellows from 12 universities to 10 countries – Vietnam, Nepal, Lebanon, Jordan, Greece, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mali and Peru. In all, since we started this program in 2003, 305 young professionals have gone out around the world to work for social justice and expanded their own horizons in the process. Your donations have helped to make that happen!

To judge from training last week, this year’s cohort could be one of the best ever. As we reported in a recent news bulletin, they are also ambassadors for multiculturalism – something we are very proud of. Five of the 10 Fellows are American. The rest are from Brazil, Kenya, Germany, and the Netherlands. As we reported in the bulletin Michelle, a Kenyan national who studies at Columbia University in New York, dropped everything for the chance to help free girls from servitude in Nepal this summer. Past Fellows came from 46 nationalities (photo below).

We train our Fellows in six different services and ask their hosts to decide which ones they need. The most important service, from our perspective, is program design and development. All Fellows will help their hosts develop a start-up that will eventually trigger social change and address the causes of injustice. They will not be there to witness this long-term outcome, but with luck and ingenuity they can help to set their host on the right track. Several of our current programs were inspired by past Fellows.

This year’s Fellows will be taking on some challenging issues that will be familiar from last year. Marcela will be working with families that were affected by Agent Orange in Vietnam. Lara will meet with 50 children that have been freed from the brick kilns of Nepal and placed in school. Also in Nepal, Lindsey will help Care Women Nepal to hold a health camp for village women with prolapse. Komal will be working with wives of the disappeared in the western district of Bardiya.

Chris will be installing an accessible toilet at the Awach School in northern Uganda. Teresa will help refugee women in Jordan to produce embroidery for sale. Colleen will follow last year’s Fellow, Talley (photo below) to Kenya where she will help to expand Heifers for Peace, a fascinating project that provides cows to warring pastoralists.

AP has raised thousands of dollars for these programs on Global Giving and we will be working with our Fellows to scale them up this summer. We will also be back-stopping Michelle, Caroline and Alex, who will all be launching new start-ups. Caroline will work on a campaign in Nepal to end the practice of menstrual banishment known as chhaupadi. Michelle will help her hosts to come up with a solution to the servitude of kamlaris – girls who are sold into domestic service in western Nepal. Alex will work at the Women Advocacy Project in Zimbabwe, where she will help to launch a program on child marriage.

It should be an exciting and active summer!

Among the five other services offered through Fellows, we help partners to strengthen their organizations by telling their story through blogs, photos and podcasts; making websites and using social media; producing annual reports;  raising funds through Global Giving; and promoting their work at the international level. Three partners – in Jordan, Nepal and Kenya – will be producing embroidered squares for advocacy quilts.

As in past years, we will monitor Fellows carefully while they are in the field and ask them to send us evaluations when they return in August. That will happen just in time for our next report to you, so we should have some results to report. We also invite you to follow the Fellows through their blogs, photos and our news bulletins, which will be appearing regularly through the summer.

As you may know from past reports, we hope that the fellowship experience will have a deep impact on these impressive young professionals. They will emerge more confident about working abroad, having learned skills that will hold them in good stead in their future careers. We have posted some past successes on our website.

Last week’s training showed how past Fellows have gone on to do fine work since leaving our program. No fewer than six former Fellows gave trainings. They included Ash (photo), who went to Peru for us in 2008 and now produces podcasts on hunger for the World Food Program; Karin, who followed Ash to Peru and teaches non-profit management at Johns Hopkins University; and Josh, who raised $4,500 for the first accessible toilet in Uganda and today runs a large company in Miami.

Looking back on his 2015 fellowship, Josh described it as a “once in a lifetime experience.” That’s what we hope to hear from this year’s splendid cohort!

Thank you again for making it happen!

Iain and the AP team.

5 Fellows will work in Nepal, helped by Niti
5 Fellows will work in Nepal, helped by Niti
Ash, a 2008 fellow, gives a training in podcasting
Ash, a 2008 fellow, gives a training in podcasting
Heading for Africa: Colleen, Alex and Chris
Heading for Africa: Colleen, Alex and Chris
We love multiculturalism: the 2011 Nepal Fellows
We love multiculturalism: the 2011 Nepal Fellows
What they can expect: Talley in Kenya last year
What they can expect: Talley in Kenya last year
 

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