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Summia Tora

Afghanistan, 2020

Summia Tora
  • Current Place of Residence: Richmond, Indiana

  • University: Earlham College

  • Current/Recent Course: BA in Economics and BA in Peace & Global Studies

Summia is in her final year at Earlham College, double majoring in Economics and Peace & Global Studies. She grew up as an Afghan refugee in Pakistan, and she is passionate about solving integration challenges faced by displaced communities. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend United World College in New Mexico. In UWC, she began working with displaced communities in the United States. Afterwards, she went on to work on issues related to displacement in Greece, Kenya, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

She co-founded Dosti Initiative, which connects Afghan and Pakistani girls through the making of reusable sanitary pads. She is also one of the founding members of Mashinani Farmer’s Initiative, which helps farmers in Kenya gain access to sustainable farming methods. She hopes to continue working on both of these initiatives and expand them to benefit marginalized communities.