After a great semester at Watson University. I got accepted to the Caux scholars program in Switzerland with a scholarship of $1900. https://us.iofc.org/caux-scholars-program-iofc
Caux-Since its inception in 1991, the Caux Scholars Program (CSP) has graduated 550 students from more than 109 countries. The program has an active alumni network active in all areas of life - academics, politics, international organizations, grassroots initiatives.
The Caux Scholars Program teaches students to analyze conflicts, to understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and provide a practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflicts - conflict prevention, negotiation and transitional justice.
Twenty students from around the world are selected for this four-week course held in Caux, Switzerland, during the Initiatives of Change global summer conferences. The program includes approximately 40 hours of academic classes, seven hours per week of “Service for Leadership” practical work, a field trip to Geneva and participation in the Caux conferences.
I am working on my venture called DROPINSEA which focuses on providing water access to a rural community called Boschfontein. As someone who intends to bring social change to his community, one of the most important aspects of any venture is the people. Without the people, no business can have a market, succeed, scale, etc. Therefore it is my goal to always build leadership, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding skills for organizational and social purposes. The Caux scholars program provides me a chance to grow my network, develop personally and add to my experience.
This will be for 1. Visa expenses
2. Round trip ticket to Switzerland
3. local travel expenses
4. 50% tuition