Current Global Citizens Grant Recipients
Katherine Coleman '16 will spend the summer in Siem Reap, Cambodia working with Bridge of Life School.
Rubi Duran '16 will be spend the summer in Santa Clara, Peru working with Alianza Arkana.
Sarah Frankl '16 will spend her summer in Chimbote, Peru working with Centro de Obras Sociales.
This summer through a Harpswell Foundation Fellowship, June Guo '16 worked with the Harpswell Foundation in Phnom Phen, Cambodia. She taught English and held critical thinking workshops for college age women.
June's Global Citizen Grant will send her to a Tibetan Prefacture in China for the summer of 2015. She will work with Sengcham Drukmo Girls’ Home to provide education, housing, nourishment, and medical care for Tibetan girls who have been abandoned by their families. By working with SDGH, June will address the education gaps between students in rural and urban China, boys and girls in rural China, and the country's rigid socioeconomic classes. June plans to teach English to Tibetan girls (grades 2-6), help tend to the school's gardens, and develop workshops on yoga and mindful living.
Christopher Gys '17 will spend the summer in Huaraz, Peru working with Changes for New Hope.
Erin McKissick '16 will spend the summer in Dharamsala, India working with Lha Charitable Trust.
Lauren Nguyen '17 will spend the summer in Rabat, Moracco working with Moroccan Center for Arabic.
Liem Tu '18 will work for Maison de la Gare (MDG), a non-profit organization located in Saint-Louis, Senegal. The organization works to support the begging talibes, young boys growing up in Saint-Louis without family support, education, or structure. By providing French and English education, professional training, health care and organized sports & arts programs, MDG works to enable the talibes to become productive members of Senegalese society. Liem plans to teach English and French literacy classes at MDG and visit local schools to provide literacy instruction, as well as lead the organization's soccer program.
Lily Woodward '17 will spend the summer volunteering with Give a Heart to Africa (GHTA), a small non-profit in Moshi, Tanzania. GHTA provides English language and vocational schools to local women, catering to those who are single mothers, from minority ethnic groups, and make little to no income. Through its one year program, the organization equips these women to become financially independent and socially empowered. Additionally, GHTA offers a recreation program for local children, features a volunteer-run on-site co-op, and conducts home visits to its students to better understand the unique challenges they face. During her time there, Lily plans on assisting in the classroom and traveling with the staff on home visits, all while getting to know the students and learning about the culture of Tanzania.