October 15, 2014

IHP Resident Advisor, Gabrielle Mnkande, Awarded Davis Projects For Peace Grant

International House Resident Advisor, Gabrielle Mnkande, a second year Drexel MPH student concentrating in community health and prevention, had the amazing opportunity to combine her love of the arts and passion for public health to communities within eastern Africa.  Gabrielle was awarded a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to support her initiative, Portraits of Peace, in Tanzania. Gabrielle spent her summer working alongside a nonprofit, Art In Tanzania, to implement this program. Portraits of Peace engaged Tanzanian youth in practicing critical thinking, creative writing, photography, discussion skills, and a host of others. The project was centered on the theme of gender quality, in particular, the current and future expectations of Tanzanian and Zanzibari women in society. More