Highlights of Fellowship Impact
May 2017 saw some of the worst flooding in years in Sri Lanka, with over half a million people displaced, hundreds dead, injured or missing. Chevaan Daniel (Sri Lanka '17) leveraged his media network, Newsfirst Sri Lanka, to launch an emergency relief effort providing dry rations, water and medical help to those affected, demonstrating the role that communities can play where there is emergency need.
As the third Minister of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia and the first Saudi agricultural engineer, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Dabbagh (Saudi Arabia, 1960) maintained his public servant’s character even after leaving office. His EF journey played a large role in shaping that in him and in taking the Al-Dabbagh Group from a local start-up on the Red Sea, to a conglomerate whose corporate and philanthropic activities reach and touch the lives of millions of people worldwide.
Good Friday Peace Accord
Fellows from EF 1989 All-Ireland Program built trust, and concretely contributed to the Good Friday Peace Accord as negotiators and implementers. Irish Fellows help maintain stability in North and South to this day.
Basilan Development Project
This multi-disciplinary, multi-sector Basilan Development Project, run by Eisenhower Fellows in the Philippines, helps keep the peace and improve lives in concrete ways in Mindanao.
Cross-Straits Youth Camp Program
This program, run by Eisenhower Fellows of Chinese Taipei, quietly brings 50 youths from Chinese Taipei to Mainland China and 50 Chinese university-age youths to Chinese Taipei each summer for three-week immersion exchanges. Over its five years in existence, 500 young people from both sides have had formative experiences interacting with peers across the Straits of Taiwan for the first time.
Bari Khan (Pakistan '04) and Shahid Mahmud (Pakistan '01) run this joint venture, which has served more than 600,000 patients for free in a state-of-the-art facility, dramatically improving access to medical care and elevating standards of health in the country.
The Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs in Philadelphia
An idea gained by Sister Mary Scullion (USA '02) while on Fellowship now serves 1,200 children per year, helping them increase their educational and employment opportunities by offering free access to comprehensive technology, literacy instruction and entrepreneurial training.