This year District 5110 is sponsoring two scholars. Both are dedicated to making the world more peaceful:
Chimwemwe Kumwenda is studying Public Health and Peace as a Rotary Peace Fellow at our Peace Institute located on the Duke/UNC campuses. She is a medical doctor who has left a good paying hospital job, her husband and two children ages six and eight in Malawi, Africa to be enrolled. “Imagine what a sacrifice she has made and imagine the different she will make upon her return next year,” said Chuck Root, past district governor and member of the district’s Peace Fellowship Committee.
Says Susan Carroll, managing director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center: “the path to a more peaceful world is to work to improve human security.”
Najibullah Loodin has been selected as a Global Grant Scholar from Afghanistan. Just three months into his two-year Water Cooperation and Diplomacy program he has presented his paper, “Challenges to PEACE Dialogue between Afghans and Taliban”, to the International Ethno-Religious Conflict Conference in New York. After studying at the University of Peace in Costa Rica and IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands, he will participate at Oregon State University next spring, where six scholars are currently studying in Corvallis.
In summary, says Root, these two students are examples of how your donations to The Rotary Foundation are helping to change the world and save lives.