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Davis United World College Scholars

Program

A Letter of Hope

Habibullah Rezai embarked on an incredible journey in pursuit of higher education, leaving behind his family in Afghanistan.

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"A Dream Come True"

A Zawya article celebrates the growing global scope of the UWC movement, including the voices of students whose lives were transformed by the program.

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Giving Back

Learn, earn, return! Listen to a message from Shelby Davis about the importance of giving back.

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Making a Life in Music

Phuc Phan shares his passion for the cello, born of difficult years of study and practice, with his college and the world.

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Women and Peanut Processing in Niger

Macalester College senior Rayanatou Laouali worked with a group of women in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Niger to organize and register a peanut-processing cooperative.

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Embroidery Empowers Afghan Women

In Kabul, Afghanistan, Colby College senior Sulaiman Nasseri lived under the Taliban regime and saw the nightmarish ways it treated women. “I wanted to do something for the women of Afghanistan — especially for my mom,” he said.

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Helping Abused Children Heal in Kenya

When Ansally Kuria interned at a Nairobi nonprofit that strives to prevent sexual violence and assist survivors, she saw children struggling to recover from serious abuse, and she wanted to do more to help them.

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Creative Capitalism for the Developing World

When Shekhar Bhende read about a talk Bill Gates gave, urging business leaders to focus their energies on creating products with a social benefit, Shekhar realized that “business and philanthropy aren’t really separate.”

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Camp for Blind and Sighted Children in Lebanon

Maysa Mourad and three fellow Wellesley College students led Camp Rafiqi in Lebanon, which brought together blind and sighted children and helped break down the social stigma associated with disability.

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Collecting Smiles in Srebrenica

In Srebrenica, Bosnia, where over 8,000 Muslims were murdered by Serbian Army units in 1995, Methodist University students worked with a local expert on the genocide to help 14 families still struggling to recover.

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Books for Orphans in Albania

At a home for orphaned children in Lexojme, Albania, Amherst College senior Iris Alia, of Albania, and American student Kathryn Libby brought 500 new books to a library that, when they arrived, had just a few shelves of old books covered thickly in dust.

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Clean Drinking Water in Nepal

In their home nation of Nepal, Savant Shrestha and Kumud Ghimire brought sand, concrete, pipes, and steel for a new water system to a western mountain village where women and children had been trudging two hours each day to gather water.

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Honoring a UWC Legacy

In the global United World College community, Astrid Stuth has an uncommon distinction: she’s a second-generation UWC graduate.

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Improving Education in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan’s most isolated mountain region, nongovernmental organizations are often reluctant to do projects, considering the area too dangerous. But two Tajiki students from Earlham College did not.

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Building Bridges in Iraq

“They hadn’t had any art supplies, and they all wanted to draw. We asked them to draw home. Ninety percent of their drawings were images of helicopters, tanks, buildings with soldiers.”

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Scouts Promote Peace and Unity in Nepal

Watching her home country struggle with rising stresses related to diversity, Dristy Shrestha decided to set an example of collaboration and tolerance by organizing a nationwide camp of Nepalese Scouts in Kathmandu.

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Resolving “Stinking Heaps” in Afghanistan

In Kabul, Davis UWC Scholar Nafisa Mohammadi set out to clean up a two-acre dump site that was contaminating her home neighborhood. But she ran into so many complications that she changed plans.

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