Takako Mino participated in multiple facets of debating in college – teaching the requisite skills, managing and judging debates in middle schools, and competing as a talented intercollegiate debater. For her Napier project, Takako went to East Africa, where she implemented a successful public debating pilot project among hundreds of teachers and students on behalf of the Forum for African Women Educationalists.
2011 Napier Fellow Sam Gordon is working at a New Orleans charter school, which is partnered with Edible Schoolyard New Orleans to promote healthy eating, learning, and living among students. Serving as the "Associate Garden Educator", in his words, or an "Edible Apprentice", in his students' words, Sam engages his elementary school students in the DreamKeeper Garden to experience firsthand scientific concepts and organic farming practices in a beautiful outdoor setting.
2011 Napier Fellow Amanda Lam worked with vulnerable children in Cambodia and carries a strong passion for education and child advocacy.
2014 Napier Fellows - Four of the twelve students from the Claremont Colleges received the Napier Award. All twelve students are Napier Fellows.
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The Napier Initiative is a partnership between Pilgrim Place and the five Claremont Colleges to encourage leadership for social change. Students with interest and experience in working for peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability connect with residents of Pilgrim Place who have life experience and professional skills in those fields. Read more...
Karen Castro-Ayala, Marcela Jones, and Bianca Shiu and Sharon Jan were presented with the $10,000 Napier Award.
Special thanks to the many people who helped accomplish the 2014 Napier Awards.
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