Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Jawara McDuffie

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Social Work


2014 Fellows

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Travel Locations: Vietnam, Laos, South Africa, Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago

McDuffie’s journey will begin in Southeast Asia where he will explore mindfulness practice. Through retreats in Vietnam and Laos, he hopes to develop strategies to train his mind and body to live in the moment, be non-judgmental and cultivate a greater appreciation for the world around me. He will use these new skills and perspectives to explore the West African Diaspora. Through music, dance, art and food, he will learn how descendants of Africa are thriving in other parts of the world. Destinations: Vietnam, Laos, Senegal, Liberia, Benin, South Africa, Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.