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2018 Davis projects peace winners announced

2018 Davis Projects for Peace Winners Announced Projects for Peace is an initiative for students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools and International House. This fellowship allows students to design their own grassroots projects for the summer of 2018 in any part of the world. Projects are aimed to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. Through a competition on over 90 campuses and member institutions in good standing at International Houses worldwide, projects were selected for funding at $10,000 each. We are pleased to announce the 2018 Projects for Peace winners selected from International House New York: Name: Daria Dudenkova Project Title: The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report Awareness App Project Location: Lima, Peru Name: Lailul Ikram Project Title: Peace through Dialogues: Creating Understanding between Muslims and Chinese in Indonesia Project Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Name: Ki-Eun Jang Project Title: Encounter between Jews and Arabs through Korean Summer School Project Location: Jerusalem Name: Mohammed Kawelah Project Title: Science for Peace Project Location: Hadhramout, Yemen Name: Fatoumata Keita Project Title: Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Mali Project Location: Northern Mali Name: Magda Maaoui Project Title: Women of Algiers in their Apartment: A Local Safe Space for Peacekeeping Project Location: Algiers, Algeria Name: Giovanna Maselli Project Title: Art for Peace: Showcasing the stories of Youth Affected by Gang Violence in Guatemala Project Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala Name: Therez Rollins Project Title: Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop for Caribbean Youth Project Location: The Bahamas Name: Nastassia Sidarto Project Title: Islamic Peace Camp: A Youth-Focused Religious Approach to Counter Extremism Project Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Name: Percy Silamba Project Title: The ‘Gukurahundi Massacre” Peace & Reconciliation Project Project Location: Zimbabwe Name: Tevita Tapavalu Project Title: Tamata Through Art: Optimism in Fji Project Location: Suva, Fiji Name: Joaquin Tobar-Martinez Project Title: S-Library Project Location: Tamanique, El Salvador Name: Raffi Wartanian Project Title: Letters for Peace: Bridging Closed Borders Project Location: Yerevan, Armenia Name: Luz Zamora Project Title: Peacemaking Storytelling and Social Documentary Project Location: Caracas, Venezuela Projects for Peace was created through the generosity of Kathryn W. Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist who passed away in 2013 at 106 years old. She is the mother of Shelby M.C. Davis, who funds the Davis UWC Scholars Program currently involving over 90 American colleges and universities. Mrs. Davis and her late husband, Ambassador Shelby Cullom Davis, both lived at International House New York while attending Columbia University in 1931-32. Mrs. Davis’s legacy will live on in order to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world. The Davis family and friends believe, like Mrs. Davis did, that today’s youth – tomorrow’s leaders – ought to be challenged to formulate and test their own ideas. For more information on Davis Projects for Peace, feel free to visit