Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

Have Fun - Do Good

Erickson founded FORGE (Facilitating Opportunities for Refugee Growth and Empowerment) in 2003 when she was a 20 year-old junior studying public policy at Stanford University. The projects can range from preschools, to libraries and computer training centers, to women empowerment programs. The first opportunity that I had to go back was to work in a refugee camp in Botswana. Kjerstin Erickson is one of those people "shiny" people who lights up a room.

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