Spirit offers yearly merit-based scholarships to take part in a 2-4 week volunteering project in Ecuador through Fundación Bolivar Education Volunteer. Mackenzie Hedge who studies nursing and Spanish at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, was one of the 2016 reciepts. She volunteered at Fundacion Medica Mosquera, a health center in the old town of Quito that provides assistance to people with limited financial resources. To learn more about her time in Ecuador, click here.
She recently completed a photojournalism project called “Our Forgotten Neighbors”, which documented the lives of the Fargo-Moorhead homeless population through photos and quotes. For more information on her project, click here.
Congrats on your accomplishments, Mackenzie! We love seeing our alumni go on to do big things.