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News & Notes: Three student groups win $10K grants to implement peace projects

Three University student groups were awarded $10,000 from the Davis Projects for Peace to launch their ideas for peace this summer in Jordan, the Philippines and India, according to the University website.

Wardah Bari ’16 and Farah Amjad ’16 will pursue their project “Children’s Playground: Fostering Peace Between Native and Refugee Communities” in Jordan. The project aims to ease the tension between Jordanians and Syrian refugees by creating a children’s playground.

Jacob Scheer ’15 and Miguel Lachanski ’15 will go to the Philippines to implement their idea “Climate Change Hackathon: Combining Technology and Activism for Peace,” a 72-hour hackathon focused on climate change.

Paarth Shah ’16 will pursue his project “Shanti Dhaam: An Abode of Peace for the Deceased and the Living” in India. Shah plans to help provide an underprivileged community with better access to a crematorium by building one close to its village.

 

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