For their final class assignments of the year, students in Josh Emmott’s Globalization and Islam class turned to Instagram this spring to spark awareness and support for philanthropic endeavors halfway around the world. Using the popular social media channel, students built pages to educate and help raise money and volunteers for causes in the Middle East. Below are a few of these students’ projects.

The Collateral Repair Project: A Social Media Campaign for the Collateral Repair Project in Amman
Jana Amin ’21, Leydn McEvoy ’20, and Kavi Shah ’20

UNRWA: Students supporting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency For Palestinian Refugees
Zachary Rahaman ’21 and D’Anique Briggs ’20

EcoPeace: Students interested in the Middle East, sustainability, and history
Stefan Aleksic ’20, Nara Mohyeddin ’21, Caroline Heyburn ’20

Students For Sawiyan: Students promoting the work of Jordanian non-profit, Sawiyan
Brendan Hegarty ’20, Larissa Wolfberg ’20, Caitlin Waugh ’20

Jana Amin has taken her coursework and turned it into an essay for publication this summer on the Malala Fund website: Jana is also expanding a project that Olivia Wang started last year, connecting Milton students to the Collateral Repair Project e-learning program. Both Olivia and Jana traveled to Jordan during Milton’s spring break trip to the region in 2019.

“Their goal is to recruit Milton students to train as English language tutors for refugees in Jordan, so that when the curfew in Amman is lifted, Milton students will be ready to tutor the refugees,” says Mr. Emmott. “This is something that I am trying to integrate into my Middle East elective class in the fall.”