Projects for Peace
Inspired by the late Kathryn W. Davis, Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools to design grassroots projects which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. The projects - which are to be launched during the summer - can be undertaken in any area of the world. Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding, breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. Through a competition on over 90 campuses, projects are selected for funding at $10,000 each.
Information about the project can be found on the Projects for Peace website or by emailing Krittika Onsanit in the Office of International Education.
The following UR alumni were Projects for Peace winners:
2015 - Mel Shuaipi - Self-Financed Communities in the Dominican Republic
2014 - Jhewel Fernandez - Building Community through a Living Library, Brazil
2013 - Sherzel Smith - Farming, Peace & Health in Ghana Central Region
2012 - Aarti Reddy - Toilets for Peace in Urban Slums of India
2011 - David Davenport - Promoting Peace Through Education: Sustainable Poultry Farming in Makindye, Uganda
2010 - Zhivko Illeieff & Charles Mike, III - The Faces of Communism, Bulgaria
2009 - Tran Doan & Carter Quinley - The Purse Project: A Campaign Against Thailand's Sexual Exploitation
2008 - Mario Villalba - Creating Awareness and Networks for Participatory Budgeting in South America
2007 - Dereje Gudeta - Kemissie, Ethiopia Project
2007 - Agatha Marie Mushi - Good Hope Trust Peace Project, Tanzania