Tag Archives: humanitarian

LiNK Meeting

From Esther Pak ’13:

Are you interested in human rights? Do you know about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea? If you are even remotely curious, we’d love to have you at LiNK’s first meeting of the year!

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is the umbrella organization that works hands on to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees who have escaped the repressive regime by ensuring them the resources to rebuild their lives and secure a brighter future. Wesleyan’s chapter of LiNK serves to raise campus awareness about the people’s crisis in North Korea and contribute funds to efforts on the ground.

We encourage you to bring your friends and come get more information especially if you’re interested in East Asian Studies, International Relations, and organizing events on campus. We need all the help we can get!

Kennedy Odede ’12 to Build School in Kenya

kennedyExcellent human beings Kennedy Odede ’12 and Jessica Posner ’09 received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant to build a school for girls in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya in which Odede grew up, during a 10-week project this summer.

Kennedy’s awe-inspiring life story was featured in a three-part series in the Argus last semester, and it’s no underoverstatement to say that he’s overcome incredible odds. Clearly both he and Posner are headed for great things.

Be sure to donate to the Wesleyan Friends of Africa Walk-a-thon this Saturday – proceeds will go towards funding the school.

Read more about the logistics of the school, and Odede and Posner’s plans, after the jump.

Free Rice

Looking to waste some (more) time?

With finals coming up, probably not, but I figured I’d remind everyone about Free Rice — the site where you can answer vocab questions and get rice donated through the UN to help fight world hunger. 20 grains of rice are now donated for each word you get right instead of 10., and close to 400 million grains of rice were donated just yesterday.