Between Here and Home: A Refugee's Story

Pamir Ehsas

CEO, Studentaksjonsen and “Brighter Tomorrow”
Pamir Ehsas is a law student, a Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders alumnus, the CEO of two NGOs, and a refugee from Afghanistan who was given a second chance in Norway.
Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders Europe and EurasiaNorway
Microfinancing Women’s Empowerment in Guinea

Alpha Bacar Barry

Founder, Jatropha
Fresh from his Young African Leaders Initiative experience, Alpha Bacar started Jatropha, a microfinance organization focusing on women’s empowerment, which was also the first business incubator created in Guinea.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Western HemisphereUnited States
Code for Bandung: Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

Pandu Kartika Putra

Student at Bandung University of Technology
During his 2009-2010 exchange, Pandu observed the benefit of active civic engagement in the United States.
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad East Asia and the PacificIndonesia
Peace-Building in Pakistan

Rubina Feroze Bhatti

General Secretary, Taangh Wasaib Organization
IVLP Alumna Rubina Feroze Bhatti advocates for human rights, social justice, and community service in her home country of Pakistan.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Western HemisphereUnited States
The Dynamic Duo from Ukraine

Viktoriya and Viktoriia Luchka and Shvydchenko

Ukrainian Youth Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly
Building from skills developed during their Global UGRAD exchanges, Viktoriya Luchka and Viktoriia Shvydchenko became the first Ukrainian Youth Delegates appointed by their government to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) Europe and EurasiaUkraine
There’s Always Hope

Al-Nasir Bellah Al-Nasiry

Founder, There's Always Hope
Iraqi Youth Leaders Exchange Program alumnus Dr. Al-Nasir Bellah Al-Nasiry chose to become an emergency room physician and work for peace since his time spent as a patient after a violent attack when he was 17.
Youth Leadership Programs Middle East and North AfricaIraq


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