With the newly minted PiA fellows getting ready to hit the ground in Asia, PiA is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support their fellowships this upcoming year. Our goal is to raise $150,000 for these 150 new fellows – 150 for 150 – by the end of our fiscal year on June 30th.
PiA’s mission is to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives and cultivate long-lasting friendships.
Featured Story: 10th Anniv. of Carriebright Funds Initiatives in Thailand & Myanmar
2015-2016 Carriebright Fellowship awarded to Clare Gallagher and Haley Read for their 'Earthraging with English' initiative, a program in southern Thailand that teaches local students water-safe skills and an appreciation for the marine environment, and Bill O'Toole for his 'S.O.S. (Save our Stories)' project in Myanmar, a collaborative effort with journalism students at the Chin Institute of Social Sciences to preserve the rich oral tradition of the Chin peoples through an online video archive of the myths, histories, jokes, and songs.
To read more about the Carriebright Fellowship, see past initiatives, or apply, please follow the link below.
Megan went from a year in Khon Kaen, Thailand, to writing PR for wine companies in Italy, and now organizing food workshops with home cooks across New York City. It's safe to say that she knows her noodles.