Jun. 16, 2011 by mbnelson
In 2010, Shining Hope for Communities, an NGO created by Wesleyan students to help women and girls in the Kibera slums of Kenya, won the Dell Innovation Awards. They may have started a trend. While none of the Dell finalists this year are from Wesleyan, three of the semifinalists were. One of them focused on the African continent:
Enlightenment Uganda’s goal is to use music to help educate people about disease control and prevention.
The two other successful entries this year include:
- Brighter Dawns has as its goal providing clean water to people in Bangladesh.
- Possibilities Pakistan provides college counseling to students in Pakistan.