Humanitarian Aid
About

Around the world, people are suffering as a result of environmental disasters, political conflict and unrest, and other serious problems. Resolution Fellows are dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to at-risk populations, working across the world to help people and their communities. Humanitarian aid may apply to long-term situations that require significant fixed resources to address, or to extremely rapid work in response to a natural disaster.

Around the world, people are suffering as a result of environmental disasters, political conflict and unrest, and other serious problems. Resolution Fellows are dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to at-risk populations, working across the world to help people and their communities. Humanitarian aid may apply to long-term situations that require significant fixed resources to address, or to extremely rapid work in response to a natural disaster.

School Relief

Suman Kumar & Avishek Sanjel are co-founding School Relief in Nuwakot, Nepal to rebuild schools destroyed by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Students from the first school they will rebuild have been taught under temporary shelters; they will use a ‘Portal Shelter’ modular design that will allow for rapid deployment, use of local materials, safer and earthquake-resistant construction to provide a safer and more lasting solution throughout Nepal.

Avishek Sanjel Chhetri

Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Avishek has grown to realize the health disparity that exists globally in terms of quality healthcare services. Avishek is driven by his passion to bring change to the healthcare sector of Nepal. Avishek is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Rochester studying Biochemistry and International Relations. He plans to pursue an MD-MPH and work with rural communities in Nepal. Currently, with his team, he has started School Relief to rebuild schools that were destroyed during the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

Suman Kumar

Suman is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Rochester in New York, pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Business. He has Engineering experience and has worked on several engineering projects in Nepal including earthquake relief project that provided shelters for approximately 26,000 earthquake victims. He previously ran a successful fabrication business where he dealt with several International organizations including the United Nations. 

Journey Crowdfunding

Charles Zhang founded Journey Crowdfunding, a social crowdfunding platform based in Sydney, Australia. Journey Crowdfunding—in partnership with shelters and other partner organizations—will share the stories of the homeless and disadvantaged, and raise funds for self-advancement initiatives like occupational training and educational programs. By crowdfunding these "journeys," community donors will help these individuals achieve important milestones and move toward breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Charlie Zhang

Charles is a student at the University of Sydney in Australia studying a Bachelor of Commerce. Charles spent a semester abroad at Maastricht University in the Netherlands where he developed an avid curiosity for social enterprise. Upon returning to Sydney, he and two colleagues went on to develop Journey Crowdfunding, a social crowdfunding platform that aims to champion the disadvantaged and vulnerable by helping them fund specific self-advancement items.

Wings of the Night

By creating housing for indigenous insectivorous bats in Maijuna, Peru, Wings of the Night combats malaria-carrying mosquitoes in a unique, eco-friendly, and inexpensive manner.  Construction of bat houses will encourage nesting of indigenous bats, which can eat more than 1,000 mosquitoes per hour, in villages which the highest incidences of malaria to help foster a relationship between people and misunderstood bats, and rid one village at a time of malaria.

Tyler Vogel

Tyler Vogel is from Oelwein, Iowa and is currently a student at Wartburg College. He is pursuing a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Biology with minors in Business Administration and Social Entrepreneurship. Vogel serves as Student Body Recorder and is also involved on campus with the Ambassador Program as Vice President of Communication. He is interested in environmental policy, ecology, medicine, and management. He was previously vice president of Iowa DECA and is now currently a work study in the Wartburg Admissions Department.

Isaac Chikuse

Isaac Chikuse grew up in Blantyre, Malawi. Isaac is a graduate of HGIC, an International College in Ghana, and is currently studying Computer Information Systems and Business Administration student at Wartburg College. Isaac assists in organizing activities for an International Club, an on-campus organization promoting cultural diversity and integrity. He is also a member of the African Congress, an African students club on campus and mainly assists in organizing also its activities and programs.

Ana Julante

Born and raised in Angola, Ana Julante is a graduate from the United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA) Waterford Kamhlaba, where she had the opportunity to live and learn with students from different nations and nurture the value of service. Ana is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics with Minors in Data Analytics and Social Entrepreneurship at Wartburg College. She is the president of the Net Impact chapter at Wartburg College and she is motivated to change her community with creative and innovative solutions.  

Up For Sky

Junyi is addressing the very serious problem in China of children separated from migrant worker parents who must live in the cities to work while their children stay in rural areas and are often virtually abandoned (the “left behind children,” as they are called).  The team has launched a program providing these elementary school children in Sichuan Province with adult mentors who can provide them with emotional support, stability, and a positive role model.