I am so excited to be embarking on a seven-week course of Portuguese instruction at Middlebury College in Vermont. Being awarded the Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace opportunity is not only functional to the Lanchonete.org project, but symbolic (to me) that the project makes sense and has a big future ahead of it. Thanks to the selection committee and to the Lanchonete.org team.
Established in 2007 by the late Kathryn Wasserman Davis, Fellows for Peace is an investment in students and professionals poised to create change. Each year, the program provides funding for 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to spend a summer at the Middlebury Language Schools or the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace receive the very best training in foreign language or policy studies and go on to use their skills for the greater good—in peace-related professions and initiatives all around the world.