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Projects

The Halal Girls

by Haya Shaath

“The Halal Girls is a support network to ease the transition for Saudi women returning home after studying abroad.”

Caravan

by Robin Newman

“Caravan is a website for homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16-24 to find, review and share information on shelters, anonymously.”

What’s Not To Love?

by Michelle Kwon

“What's Not To Love is an online platform in which young people visit and share their concerns about appearance, expose themselves to new and diverse perspectives of beauty, and connect with people from all around the world.”

Wombologue

by Xintong Liu

“Wombologue is an online achievement platform using illustrations to document forced abortion stories in China.”

The Silent Author

by Wei Zheng

“The Silent Author’s mission is to give high school students in China a voice, and improve their well being by making parents, teachers and policy makers aware of their despair.”

Votever

by Tanya Bhandari

“A DIY student movement on college campuses, where a group of students does whatever it takes to get their peers to engage with the elections in India.”

Culture Cues

by Martha Berry

“Supplied with tools that simplify and clarify details of American life, resettled refugees are better equipped to start their new lives with the confidence and capabilities they need to succeed.”

El Encargo

by Sebastian Barrera

“Creating a channel for the new generation of Colombians abroad to reconnect with the country in a direct exchange of knowledge.”

The Lovability Project

by Tiffany Gaines

“How redesigning women’s relationship with condoms can empower them to take responsibility for their sexual health.”

The Sonic Library

by Katja Frederiksen

“Creating sonic memories for people with dementia and their caregivers to achieve communication.”

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