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.