The Gulen Institute congratulates Nicolas Chaves from Spain for winning first place at the PLURAL+ 2012 Youth Video Festival Awards Ceremony, which was held at The Paley Center for Media in New York City. Nicolas Chaves was awarded an Kindle Fire for his video entry, titled “Do You Really Think That About Me? ", in the 9-12 age category. You can watch this video by clicking here.
Ngana Brice Betoko, Edmond Tshiaba, Evadry Nsabimana & Josias Labodje from Cameroon were awarded an Kindle Fire for her video production called " Mobembo (Journey!) " which took first place in the 18-25 age category. You can watch this video by clicking here.
Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ aims to support youth media addressing key challenges in their communities related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness. More information is available at www.unaoc.org/pluralplus.
The 2012-2013 Gulen Institute Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship was awarded to Holly Kay Oxhandler, who was selected from among a number of candidates by the Fellowship Oversight Committee. Ms. Oxhandler’s research will result in the creation of a survey that examines social workers' attitudes, behaviors, self-efficacy, and perceived feasibility toward integrating a client's religion and spirituality into their practice. This will provide a basis for better understanding the current state of the profession's stance toward the religious life of the clients it serves.
The fellowship award recipient received her award at Universtiy of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GSSW) Scholarship Donor Recipient Luncheon on October 23, 2012 at Rockwell Pavilion at the University of Houston.