Volunteer for Lahore was created by Yoni Blumberg and Sana Rafiq in 2011 with the support of a Davis Projects for Peace Award. They co-designed and carried out two part program in Lahore, Pakistan aimed at fostering direct volunteerism. The first part included a mentoring program that paired twenty university student volunteers with seventy underprivileged, high-potential primary and secondary school students. The second phase of the project involved the construction of this online volunteer portal for volunteers to connect and find future opportunities.
|Yoni Blumberg is a 2013 graduate of Carleton College with a BA in Political Science / International Relations focused on Global Development and Sustainability. He is interested in social entrepreneurship and development, and has worked with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and the WorldFish Center. He plans to work to support innovative approaches to social problems in the US and around the world.|
|Sana Rafiq is a 2013 graduate of Carleton College with degrees in Economics and Political Science / International Relations with a focus on Global Development and Sustainability. She is passionate about issues of social justice, new economics, and sustainable development. She loves discussions about philosophy, human nature, and volunteering.|