Davis Projects for Peace Grants

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for students at Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools and International Houses Worldwide to design their own grassroots projects – anywhere in the world – which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, as well as building, understanding, and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. Through a competition on over 90 campuses and member institutions of International Houses Worldwide, projects will be selected for funding up to $10,000 each. Learn more about Kathryn Davis and the Davis Projects for Peace grant program.

International House Chicago Projects for Peace

2023: Gardening Community After Conflict, Colombia, Connor Christensen and Darren Colby

2023: Community Ambassadors, Venezuela, Astrid Johana Garcia Espinel

2022: Community Center to Empower the Youth of Rural Nepal, Nepal, Ram Itani and Sujan Shrestha

2022: Puntos Solidarios: On our Way to Sustainability, Venezuela, Ana Vasquez and Ruth Castillo

2021: Hungarian Romani Youth Empowerment through Sport, Hungary, Sarath Pillai

2021: Social and Academic Integration for Visually Disabled Youth, Burundi, Kévin Irakóze

2020: [Cancelled due to COVID-19] “Tsiba” Training for Women’s Economic Empowerment, South Africa, Yara Cumbi

2019: Summer Peace Program for Single Mothers, Immigrant Mothers and Children: Peaceful Playing, Peaceful Thinking and Common Living, Colombia, Andrés Caro

2018: Curing the African Diaspora Community in Guangzhou, China: Disease Stigma and Health CareChina, Hekang Yang

2016: Bidai Ballo Bibaho – Goodbye to Child MarriagesBangladesh, Muntasha Quddus

2016: Conflict Avoidance through Access to Potable WaterPeruvian Amazon, Erik Levin

2015: Empowerment Through Digital LiteracyNepal, Sujata Singh

2014: Generations of Us: An Intergenerational Storytelling Project on Chicago’s South Side, USA, Kelli Bosak

2014: Renewing the Source of Peace, Bhutan, Hasta Colman

2014: We All Smile in the Same Language, Russia, Shauna Taylor

2013: Empowering Myself, Empowering My Peers, USA, Laura Rosenberg

2013: Dewey Dances for Peace, USA, Katy Colleton

2012: The Dance Project, USA, Maya Pillai

2011: Financial Literacy Summer Seminar Series, China, Haishu Chen, Xi Chen, Xiaolun Cheng, Kejia Jin, Ying Li

2010: Empowering Chicago Refugees, USA, Ifrah Magan

2010: Cross-straight Student Leadership Conference, China, Li Chen

2009: Local Cancer Testing System for Peace, Pakistan, Maliha Asma

2008: Village Banking in Rural Peru, Peru, Genevieve Cour

2008: Peace Park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Zaid Al-Farisi


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