Junior awarded grant to support women's education in Kenya

December 19, 2019

Spider Pride

We know our students are driven to succeed, but it’s when they dedicate their time and resources to create something to help other communities that makes us the most proud.

Junior Shamim Ibrahim, an economics and global studies double major with an Arabic minor, received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant to support women’s reproductive health education in Murang’a, Kenya. She is passionate about providing sanitary products to women in the community and destigmatizing conversations and topics that are typically avoided.

“I did this project because I wanted to help level the playing field for these girls,” Ibrahim said. “They face many challenges and a natural biological process should not be one of them.”

We are proud of Shamim’s work and are honored to call her a Spider!

Read more about her project