Guillermo Sapaj ’15  won a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant to embark on peace-building missions this summer in Chile.

Guillermo Sapaj

Sapaj’s project, “Building Climate Resilience: Empowering Children in Community-Based Conservation,” aims to promote peace in Chile’s drought-ridden Aconcagua Valley by empowering local children to implement a conservation effort. “I’m convinced that the long-term solutions to the escalating drought struggle will come from the younger generations of central Chile,” Sapaj wrote in his project proposal.

Sapaj will build a reforestation facility that will also serve as an outdoor classroom, upgrade a local organic garden for schoolchildren, and initiate a community compost project.

An environmental science major, Sapaj is from San Felipe, Chile, and attended Pearson United World College before Colby.

The full article about Guillermo and other Colby student awards.