Kevin Murungi ’01 shares the following: The Curtis Scholarship award winner will be invited to join a five-day learning trip to Senegal in early August 2016 and will have the opportunity to meet with key partners working on development programs focused on child health and wellness. The trip will primarily be in Dakar, and the award winner will be accompanied by a Global Citizen staff member at all times. Included in the trip will be: round trip airfare, trip-related meals, lodging and transportation and other out-of-pocket expenses (at GPP’s discretion). 

Additionally, the award will cover travel to and accommodation for the 2016 Global Citizen Festival, which will take place in Central Park in New York City on September 24th, 2016.

Any students interested in applying should visit https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/awards/curtis-scholarship/ for more information. Please note the deadline to apply is June 15! 

About the Global Poverty Project and Global Citizen:

The Global Poverty Project is an advocacy and campaigning organization that is catalyzing a movement to end extreme poverty, as defined by the World Bank as people living on or under $1.25/day, by 2030. Our vision is a world without extreme poverty by 2030. In order to achieve this goal, we work to grow the number and effectiveness of our Global Citizens to achieve the necessary public, private and political commitments needed to address the causes of extreme poverty.

Three years ago the Global Poverty Project created Global Citizen (https://www.globalcitizen.org): a platform that incentivizes people to take meaningful action in exchange for rewards (tickets to concerts all over the world and Global Citizen events). Combining the power of music, technology, and culture, the successful and powerful platform taps into the millennial generation’s desire for change.

Global Citizen is GPP’s content and campaigning arm where people can learn about and take action on the world’s biggest issues. Global Citizen works in partnership with and supports some of the most effective organizations working to end extreme poverty. Committed to providing the most interesting stories, effective actions and powerful campaigns, Global Citizen aims to unlock the power of every individual to play his or her part in the movement to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years.