Humanity in Action Provides Grants to Nine Senior Fellow Projects

Humanity in Action is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Senior Fellow Grants Competition.

The goal of this competition is to empower Senior Fellows to create initiatives that embody Humanity in Action's educational mission, increase cooperation among Humanity in Action's global community of Senior Fellows and inspire others to action. The projects address issues related to democracy, discrimination, racism, xenophobia, tolerance and the protection of minorities.  

The funding for this initiative is made possible by a generous grant of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Department of War Victims and Remembrance. 

The 2013 Winners

Allison Morris Niebauer, Improving health care access for newly arrived refugees in DuPage County through the use of Community Health Navigators

The Community Health Navigator Program will train refugees resettled in Dupage County to help newly arrived refugees navigate the health care system. The Navigators will conduct home visits to assess and educate new refugees 6 months after arrival.

Cihan Tekeli, Free2choose-create Nordic

This international project will bring together 20 youth leaders from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. The aim is to create multi-media tools that can be used to promotediscussions on fundamental freedom rights and to foster active citizenship.

Henry Alt-Haaker, Humanity in Action Manual for Human Rights

This project will use Humanity in Action’s Senior Fellows Network to provide an online resource for human rights activists in countries with continuous human rights infringements.

Inga Kotlo, Holocaust Identification Cards

Holocaust ID Cards are passport-like documents which aim to emphasize the importance of remembrance by snatching from oblivion the stories of five Holocaust victims from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Laura Boerhout, Memory Walk Sarajevo. Exploring war memorials with youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The innovative educational 5-day filmworkshop “Memory Walk” will bring together Bosnian youngsters in August 2013 and will encourage them to critically reflect and explore in an engaging and creative way monuments in their direct surroundings.

Nick Micinski, Most Mira Youth Festival – Senior Fellows Study Trip

This joint project between Humanity in Action and Most Mira will bring senior fellows to the annual festival in north Bosnia to reflect on the role of art and young people in postconflict reconciliation in addition to leading workshops and publishing a joint report.

Rémi Korman, Remembering the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda: a photograph exhibition

This project will aim at preparing in Lyon (France) the organization of the 20th commemoration of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. A traveling photo exhibition and seminars will be organized to raise awareness on the history of this genocide.

Ryan Richards, Serve Smart

Serve Smart is an online course targeted at university service learning programs that prepares volunteers to collaborate effectively across cultures.

Tamara Demydenko, "Visualize Your Action”

"Visualize Your Action" competition will become a short video channel to share knowledge in building democratic society, visually establish key Humanity in Action values in connecting, educating and inspiring Ukrainian& international network of young leaders.

 

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