Former Gardner Fellows Win Funding for Humanitarian Projects
Former John Gardner Fellows Kati Hinman and Megan Majd have received Projects for Peace awards to help them fund international initiatives focused on conflict prevention, resolution and reconciliation.
Megan will be traveling to Turkey to work with Syrian refugee women and children. Her project will help Syrian women and children refugees in Turkey integrate into Turkish society through Turkish language programs and the building of a community center and a craft collective, providing the women a path to financial sustainability and self-sufficiency. Read more about Megan's initiative, "The Future Project: Syrian Refugee Women and Children as Agents of Peace."
Kati will be working in the Dominican Republic to develop a community garden and sustainable small farming business for members of an impoverished community in Muñoz, Puerto Plata. You can read more about her project, "Cultivating Peace: Cross-Community Gardens in the Dominican Republic."
Projects for Peace was created in 2007 through the generosity of Kathryn W. Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist. Projects for Peace funding supports projects aimed at building sustainable peace around the world.
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