Human Rights
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The protection and promotion of basic human rights form the fundamental foundation for freedom, justice, and peace in the world. Resolution Fellows are working in diverse communities to empower disadvantaged populations, and promote social progress and the right of each human being to opportunity, education, and personal safety.

The protection and promotion of basic human rights form the fundamental foundation for freedom, justice, and peace in the world. Resolution Fellows are working in diverse communities to empower disadvantaged populations, and promote social progress and the right of each human being to opportunity, education, and personal safety.

Write Your Future

Susana Machado is the founder of Write Your Future in São Paulo, Brazil. Write Your Future promotes the development of teenage orphans by addressing the many challenges they face through the support of psychologists. Along with therapy and support, the counselors will assess the children and the children will be provided with workshops to stimulate their different skills and interests so they can move towards career-readiness.

Susana Machado

Susana Machado is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Relations at São Paulo State University (UNESP). Since the age of 13 she takes part in debating events such as the first and second edition of the Harvard Model Congress Latin America. She graduated High School with honors and she attended the Advanced Studies Program in Politics, International Relations and Foundations of Philosophy at Brasenose College, Oxford University. At UNESP, Susana is the Secretary-General of the United Nations Model of São Paulo.

Ladon

Anh Thu Ho’s social venture, Ladon, is a mobile platform that connects caretakers and social workers in the Bay Area with volunteer interpreters, to bridge the language barrier for senior citizens with limited English proficiency. Ladon will enable access to quality healthcare by increasing communication between non-English speaking senior citizens and caretakers, social workers, and other community services through volunteer interpreters.

Anh Thu Ho

Anh-Thu Ho (pronounced as /ɛŋ tʰuh ho/) is a BioEngineering major from both the University of California, Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (it’s complicated). Since her early teenage years, she has been joining and organizing various charity or volunteering projects to serve underprivileged communities in different countries. In 2015 alone, she joined a medical outreach to Batam Island, Indonesia where she helped doctors do basic medical check-ups and dispense medication. She also spearheaded Paint It On - a community art project in Danang Cancer Hospital, Vietnam.

Project 99

Project 99 is a movement that facilitates collaborative and safe spaces for young people of all types- students, entrepreneurs, activists-to launch socially-conscious projects. Project 99 envisions a world where everybody can see themselves in it no matter where they come from or who they are.

 

Yulkendy Valdez

Visionary, passionate, determined—these are words that have embodied Yulkendy’s character since she was a child. She arrived in the United States when she was 10 years old and her vision was to explore a world of skyscrapers. Instead, America led her into a multifaceted journey of atrocities that occur globally. She discovered that economic inequality and discrimination towards women truly exist. Her dream is to become a social entrepreneur, an innovator that creates and redefines systems that benefit those in need.

Isthmus Adaptive Wheelchair Basketball Initiative

Derek and Sally are launching a junior wheelchair basketball team and a suite of programs for the children to help with their personal and athletic development along with a support network for the families.  They will also hold public demonstrations of wheelchair basketball to build awareness and promote the participants as confident and able individuals.  Derek, himself an amputee and wheelchair basketball player with experience in this league, has a huge personal passion for these teams, as well as real insights into how to build a fantastic team as the nucleus for an impactful venture. 

Derek Hoot

Derek is a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Political Science and working towards an Arabic minor. He plays wheelchair basketball at a collegiate level and have been a right-leg amputee since he was six years old. Derek began playing wheelchair basketball in 7th grade on a Madison, Wisconsin-based team called the Mad City Badgers. When he graduated high school, the team disbanded due to lack of funds and recruits.

Play it On

Play It On works to improve intercultural understanding through sports. The organization believes that sports and play is the ultimate facilitator of mutual bonds between people giving them a unique opportunity to connect. In the process of creating intercultural exchanges, Play It On also improves the conditions to play for children all over the world. Over the last 2,5 year the organization has reached more than 5.000 children.

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