Things are getting clearer


On Friday morning, our team got our first taste of the work we’ll be doing in Malawi this summer. We met with Dr. Greg Allgood, the director of the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program at Procter & Gamble, to learn more about the program and its work in Malawi. Allgood began the interview with hisREAD MORE


SOW in Tribeza 10 to Watch


SOW Executive Director Courtney Spence is featured in TRIBEZA’s 10 to Watch. “While most co-eds were pulling all-nighters before big exams or staying up all night for recreational pursuits, Courtney Spence was starting a nonprofit.” Read more…


Video: Fundacion Paraguaya

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In 2008, the UT Students of the World team paired up with Fundacion Paraguaya, an NGO devoted to the promotion of entrepreneurship among impoverished people around the world, hoping to enable them to create jobs and increase their income. Founded by Martin Burt in 1985, Fundacion Paraguaya was the country’s first microfinance program working toREAD MORE


Letter from the Producer

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When the UNC team agreed to embark on the Students of the World’s adventure, all we knew was that we’d  be story-tellers, illuminating  stories of progress from a non-profit organization doing amazing work in the world. Shortly after, we found out we’d create  a documentary shining light on the Proctor & Gamble’s Children’s Safe DrinkingREAD MORE


Welcome to UNC SOW


Welcome to the official blog for the Students of the World UNC Team! Our team is comprised of seven talented students: Maria Gontaruk (Producer), Florence Bryan (Journalist), Debbie Vu (Lead Filmmaker), Eric Pait (Assistant filmmaker), Erin Hull (Photographer), Ora Dekornfeld (Social Media) and Molly Sutherland (Graphic Designer). While in Malawi, we will self-direct our project,READ MORE


SOW Alumni: “It was invaluable”


Maggie Arrellaga, a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in International Relations and Latin American studies, was a member of the 2011 Students of the World UT team. Over the summer, she traveled with the team to Haiti, where they documented the progress of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.  In a briefREAD MORE


What is Students of the World all about?


Our mission is to shine a light on progress. There are people across the globe who dedicate their lives to improving the lives of others. We want to celebrate these individuals, lift up their voices, and bring attention to their work. We serve those who serve others by using video, photography, and social media toREAD MORE