Paganucci Fellows Bridge Education Gap


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Paganucci Fellows Jonathan Lu ’16, Rachel Margolese ’16, Qi (Vera) Wei ’17, Ashley Manning ’17, Asaf Zilberfarb ’17, and Kieran Sim ’17 take time out from their project work to visit the Great Wall of China during last summer’s Paganucci Fellows Program. Directed by Tuck’s Center for Leadership, the program offers Dartmouth undergraduates an intensive eight-week education in global experiential learning, personal leadership development, and social entrepreneurship. (Photo by Mary Peng ’15)

Addressing a middle-school class can be a humbling experience. Addressing an entire middle school in rural China with only one fluent Chinese speaker in your group can be downright terrifying.

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“At first, I think we were as intimidated as they were,” says Jonathan Lu ’16, one of six Paganucci Fellows taking part in an internship consulting for Beijing’s Dandelion School. “But then we remembered to appeal to their interests and sense of humor. So we made some small talk about things all kids like—wolves and spiders and scary things—and they warmed right up.”

Up to 40 percent of school-aged children in Beijing are denied access to quality education. The Paganucci Fellows worked to change that.

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