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