Dr. Amina Alio discusses how she developed a passion for addressing social determinants of health and how her New Leader project will bring her back to Niger to address inequities in maternity care.
For the 2021-2022 IIE Centennial Fellowships, five Fulbright alumni have received awards of up to $25,000 to help fund projects that focus on increasing access, equity, and empowerment for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other marginalized communities at the local, national or global level. Over their fellowship year, they will share their projects, goals, and updates through this blog.
Abdelhaleem Khader shares how his experience as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar and his family have inspired his Centennial Fellowship project on sustainable farming in the West Bank
Dr. Jean Olivier Twahirwa Rwema discusses how his IIE Centennial Fellowship will support him design and implement the first harm reduction program for people who inject drugs in Kigali.
Melchor Hall shares how her personal experience of Black transnationalism and previous work with Garifuna ereba makers inspired her IIE Centennial Fellowship project.
Mneesha Gellman, founder of the Emerson Prison Initiative, introduces the program and how the IIE Centennial Fellowship will help launch RECOUP (Reentry and College Outside Program) to continue to support formerly incarcerated students.