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Alumnus Earns Fellowship to Provide Humanitarian Aid in Rwanda

Written by Erik Caswell
2/16/2016

Malcolm Temple '14. Photo by Malcolm Temple

Just a year after graduating from IC, Malcolm Temple ’14 started distributing food to refugee camps in Rwanda, thanks to a fellowship from Princeton in Africa, an independent nonprofit organization committed to Africa’s advancement.

As one of 52 fellows selected for the program this year, Temple is cooperating with the United Nations World Food Programme in Rwanda.

While an IC student, Temple was a Martin Luther King scholar and earned his bachelor’s degree in culture and communication. He says his experiences studying abroad and working with the Model United Nations team prepared him for his experience in Rwanda.

“Through my travels, my view on poverty in the developing world pivoted, and I came to understand the inequality between the global north and south as an issue of global justice rather than a natural phenomenon,” Temple explained.

This understanding also influenced his choice to pursue service work, including the Princeton in Africa Fellowship.

“I wanted to be an ally in empowering communities in the global south and knew that in order to do that I had to go there and engage with the communities,” Temple said.



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