Projects for Justice and Sustainability Reports
In 2010 the Center awarded multiple Projects for Justice and Sustainability grants to Jewell students. To read about Fellows from previous years, click here.
Two students work in Uganda
Two Jewell students, Christine Duncan and Anna Dickson, are spending the summer in Uganda to work with an organization called Women's Alliance and Children's Affairs. Part of their preparation for the trip has been to gather Jewell students together to sponsor their soccer team. Jewell students are partnered with women on the team, and have sent them correspondence as well as a matching soccer jersey. Christine and Anna will be teaching basic CPR and First Aid to the women, among many other things while in Uganda this summer. Check out their blog for updates throughout the summer. A full report will be included here upon their return.
Three students jumpstart Jewell KIVA
Three first-year physics students from Nepal, Bikesh Dahal, Ashutosh Dahal, and Aayush Regmi, are reviving the William Jewell Kiva Lending Team. According to Kiva.org: "Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending."
When the three students began the project this spring there were only three members of the William Jewell Team. Bikesh, Ashutosh, and Aayush will be spreading the word about Kiva to the Jewell community and inviting people to join the lending team by making micro-loans to entrepreneurs around the world. As a Project for Justice and Sustainability, the Center is providing support and guidance to these students. Thanks to a $500 matching grant from a donor, the first 20 students who make a micro-loan will be matched up to $25.
You don't have to be a Jewell student to join our team! Find out more at http://www.kiva.org/team/william_jewell_college
Click here to find out how you can apply for a Project for Justice and Sustainability grant.