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Horizon Scholar in Senegal

Horizon Scholar in Senegal

Christine Alhalabi from Syria completed her Horizon supported studies at UWC Maastricht in May 2019. Before embarking upon her university studies at Bard Berlin, Christine decided to take a gap year with Global Citizen Year. She spent six months in Senegal where she lived with a host family, immersed herself in local culture and learnt the Wolof language. Christine also learnt the art of tailoring from local dressmaker, Tante Marie, (pictured with Christina above) and volunteered as an English teaching assistant.

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17.06.2020
Horizon Scholar Gathering, Maastricht

Horizon Scholar Gathering, Maastricht

In November 2019, the Foundation held a successful weekend gathering in Maastricht which was attended by 18 of its Europe based scholars. The event included an informal meeting which enabled the scholars to get acquainted, a workshop which was run by a Horizon scholar, a walking tour of the city and a formal dinner where trustees, partners and friends of the Foundation got to meet Horizon’s talented young scholars.

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16.06.2020
First Seed Funding Project Supported

First Seed Funding Project Supported

Mai Al Qaisi, from Palestine, was supported by Horizon to attend UWC Atlantic, 2007-2009. She now works as a Project Coordinator for ActionAid in Palestine where her work focuses on marginalised communities in Hebron.

Mai was the very first recipient of a Horizon Seed Funding grant. Seed Funding grants enable scholars to set up projects which serve their communities back home. In August 2019, Mai ran a five-day music summer camp in Dheisheh refugee camp, Bethlehem. Fifty girls and boys aged 8-13 participated in the camp and enjoyed musical instrument lessons, singing, and dance tuition.  The camp used music as a tool to positively influence behaviour and to empower children to express themselves in constructive ways.  At the end of the camp, the children put on a musical and dramatic performance attended by families and friends.

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08.04.2020

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