Class of 2024
Makara Poy is our second scholar to win the fully-funded King Scholarship at Dartmouth College. She hopes to one day lead development projects back home in Cambodia, and use her voice to strengthen relationships between Cambodia and other countries.
Makara has already gotten started creating change in her home country. She has participated in seven Model United Nations (MUN) conferences as a delegate, chair, and assistant advisor in Cambodia and Vietnam. She says that MUN has illuminated what is happening outside of her country and how to collaboratively form resolutions. Makara has organized two summits on gender and LGBTQ+ issues in Cambodia, to bring students together to discuss equality, provoke meaningful discussion, embrace differences and inspire youth to create positive change in their own communities. Because of her knowledge on gender issues, Makara was selected to attend a round-table discussion with senior leaders at the U.S. Embassy to discuss consent and ways to respond and prevent gender-based violence. Makara believes that is people avoid talking about these issues, they will continue to pervade society. To put an end to gender-based violence, Makara believes we must talk about these problems in daily conversation.
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