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Arun Krishnamurthy, a passionate environmentalist, left a job at Google to found the Environmentalist Foundation of India to promote green practices and conservation among youth.
After his 2014 IVLP experience, Arman Ali continues to empower persons with disabilities through education, rehabilitation, and training services while advocating for disability rights in his home country of India to promote equality and fair treatment for all.
FLEX alumnus Ignatiy Kim exemplifies the impact of cultural exchange by continuing to promote diverse perspectives and civic participation among Kyrgyz youth.
Since returning to Tajikistan, Hubert H. Humphrey alumna Ms. Gulru Azamova has become a pioneer in the promotion of good governance by improving the efficiency of local institutions and inspiring a new generation of youth with the spirit of public service.
Dr. Sunitha Krishnan became the first Indian to receive the Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Award, given to recognize and celebrate the achievements of civil rights activists around the world, for her extensive work helping survivors of sex-trafficking re-integrate into society.
Pakistani alumna and social activist Sana Ejaz recently engaged 35 young students an interactive classroom discussion on human rights to raise awareness about gender-based discrimination in Pakistan.
Biplab Ketan Paul of India, a 2004 IVLP alumnus, developed an innovative farming method for harvesting storm water to help farmers maintain a healthy supply of water in dry months and reduce the salt content in the soil.
As the head of GO GIRL Pakistan, Fatima Saleem, a Global Sports Mentoring Program star alumna, funnels her energy into organizing sports clinics and mentoring sessions for Pakinstani girls—ranging from pre-schoolers to adolescents in age and representative of different socioeconomic classes. The key factor to Fatima’s success is engaging the men of the families and, ultimately, whole community in these programs.
Samagan Aitymbetov returned to Kyrgyzstan after his 2010 Fulbright program to become the director of the Development of Central Asian News Service Public Foundation, which promotes digital journalism in Central Asia.
As a young man in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, Jawad Ahmed Khan dreamt of furthering his studies but opportunities in the capital city of Quetta did not match his talent or ambition.