Issue Area: Humanitarian Aid

Jackson Frazier

Jackson Frazier is currently a Research Analyst in the banking and finance group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In May 2016, he graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in Mathematics and Economics. During his time as an undergraduate, he conducted research that explores the relationship between segregation and public finance for …

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Refuge

Abd Al-Rahman Traboulsi, Jackson Frazier, and Nima Dahir are the co-founders of Refuge, a social venture that aims to empower adolescent refugee populations through intercultural dialogue and higher education. The program will establish an online community to promote intercultural exchange between refugee and American student partners, culminating in an immersion experience at Ohio State University …

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Abd Al-Rahman Traboulsi

Abd Al-Rahman Traboulsi is a 4th year Eminence Fellows student studying biomedical engineering at the Ohio State University. Since the Syrian revolution began in 2011, he has been travelling to Turkey to volunteer with UOSSM (Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations). He has worked in Bab Al-Hawwa, the largest field hospital in Northern Syrian …

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Ubuntu Design Group

In 2015, Wandile founded the Ubuntu Design Group to provide sustainable improvements in the living and community conditions of shantytown residents in Durban. Using local materials and labor as well as community sweat equity, Wandile and his team are building half-houses that leave room for further creative construction. The half-house will create a sense of …

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Wandile Mthiyane

Wandile’s academic achievement earned him a full tuition scholarship to pursue Architecture at Andrews University, where he currently serves as the President of AIAS at the Andrews School of Architecture. Realizing that Architecture is one way to partner with communities in creating a better reality, Wandile co-founded Ubuntu Design Group, an initiative that allowed him …

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The Cacao Project

The Cacao Project is an initiative which provides participating farmers of San Fernando with cacao seedlings (a long-term, resilient crop which provides them with a considerable income after three years and will be productive for up to 20-25 years), and short term crops such as bok choy, okra, and pumpkins (which will be productive after …

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Louise Emmanuelle Mabulo

Louise Mabulo is a chef, competitive archer, entrepreneur and agriculture advocate. She ensured herself a promising future in culinary arts when she became a Junior MasterChef Finalist in 2011 and bagged the Best Dessert in Asia Award at the Disciples des Escoffier Young Talent Trophy at the Hong Kong Food and Beverage Expo in 2015. …

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YouSeeClear

Babur Jahid is the founder of YouSeeClear in Afghanistan. Babur is launching a program to provide vision testing and affordable prescription glasses for children and women (which will be 90% cheaper than the closest option) in Kabul. His venture aims to reduce illiteracy unemployment caused by vision impairment.

Babur Jahid

Born and raised in the city of Kabul in Afghanistan, Babur is an award-winning social entrepreneur based in Ottawa, currently completing his honors bachelors degree in Biology with a concentration in Health Sciences at Carleton University. He has many years of experience in non-profit work and has coordinated numerous charity events not only in Afghanistan …

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IMPaCT

Natalie Stasiewicz is starting IMPaCT in Heidelberg, Germany. IMPaCT is an inclusive music program for teenagers 14-17 from different social and educational backgrounds to learn about music and themselves by writing and creating rap together. This free program will include music therapists and local artists to help students learn to express themselves and discover all …

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