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Possibilities Pakistan (www.possibilitiespakistan.org) is a non-profit organization, the first of its kind, that extends free college counseling to all Pakistani students who aspire to attend international universities. Our goal is to guide Pakistani students through the complicated application process so that they may ultimately find and be accepted to suitable top-notch foreign universities. Our project includes a free online guidance service and a one-hundred-and-fifty page e-magazine that lays bare the details of applying to college. The guidance service is run by a network of over 200 Pakistani and American students currently studying at renowned universities all over the world. When current Pakistani high school students have questions about applying to college, they simply e-mail our organization, and their queries are forwarded to appropriate members of our team who have faced similar problems before. Our magazine is a detailed walk-through of the college application process, with articles explaining the details of everything you need to know about getting into a foreign university. To date we have guided over 200 students and over 2500 students have viewed our magazine. You can help Possibilities Pakistan grow further, by voting for for them for the Dell Social Innovation Award at:


Possibilities Pakistan was founded by Wesleyan students Ali Chaudhry ’12, Kenny Feder ’12 and Kumail Akbar ’12 in April 2009.

The MINDS Foundation is a student-run NGO that is taking a grassroots approach to eliminating stigma and providing medical, educational, and supportive care for patients suffering from a mental illness in developing countries.

Please vote for us to move on to the semi-finals round in which we will have a chance to win $50,000 which will enable us to implement our program and treat 60 patients suffering from a mental illness for one year!


(note: you will need to register first, login, and then vote)

Give some joy this reading week by purchasing a  Final Exam Care Package ($1-3) and/or a Class of 2012 T-shirt ($10) for the person of your choice. Sponsored by the 2012 Class Council, you can mix-and-match a combination of tasty treats –- cookies, candy bars, and/or Jolly Ranchers hard candies — at a dollar each with this online form.

If you purchase a Class of 2012 T-Shirt, you may also order a free, 3-item Final Exam Care Package.

The 2012 Class Council will process your order and deliver it to the WesBox of the recipient of your choice, along with a personalized note, during finals week.

Simply order now at http://www.wesleyan.edu/deans/2012council/care.html and deliver your payment Final Exam Care Package Payment Table in Usdan on Monday, December 13, or by stopping by Dean Phillips’s office (217 North College) then wait for your recipient to react with delight when their WesBox reveals a trove of holiday bounty!  Failure to make payment by Friday, December 17 will result in termination of your order.

Brighter Dawns’ and Bon Appétit Management Company are collaborating to have a Gingerbread House Making Match.  All the proceeds will go to providing access to clean, safe water in Bangladesh!  Brighter Dawns’ first mission is to provide access to clean and safe water to the slum inhabitants of Khalishpur, Khulna. Currently, more than 100,000 children die each year in Bangladesh alone due to lack of water!

The gingerbread match will take place this Saturday, December 4th from 12-3 pm.  It’s only $4/person if you pre-register, or $5 at the event.  Participants will receive all the supplies to make their own house.  Winners will get a gingerbread trophy.

Finished gingerbread houses will then be donated to Amazing Grace or local churches in the Middletown Community as an early holiday treat and that way we’ll benefit people not only within our vicinity, but also benefit those abroad– AND have some bonding going on among students through the support of a great cause!

For inquires and to register please Email brighterdawns@gmail.com

Come enjoy a night of South Asian song, music, dance and cultural celebration!!

When: Friday, Nov. 19th 8-10pm
Where: Crowell Concert Hall

Tickets on  sale at the Box Office! $5 for Wesleyan Students
All proceeds go to support the Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative to help re-build the lives of millions of displaced flood victims in Pakistan.

Presented by Shakti.

Come enjoy a night of South Asian song, music, dance and cultural celebration!!

When: Friday, Nov. 19th 8-10pm
Where: Crowell Concert Hall

TICKETS ON SALE AT THE BOX OFFICE!! $5 for Wesleyan Students

All proceeds go to support the Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative to help re-build the lives of millions of displaced flood victims in Pakistan!!

The Lombardi Wesleyan Benefit (for athletics and financial aid) on Broadway, November 16, 2010. Please click here for more information on the play: http://www.wesleyan.edu/alumni/lombardi/

For students the tickets are $25, bus available for $10 and this is all purchased through the student portfolio.

Wesleyan’s Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative is bringing back Omar Offendum, a Syrian-American MC/Producer, to debut his new album Syriana-americanA at Eclectic this Friday.

Bones Complex will start the show followed by Omar Offendum.

WHEN: 10.29.10
WHERE: Eclectic
TIME: 10:30 pm – 1:00 am
TICKETS: $3 sold in Usdan and $4 at the door

Buy tickets while they last, because you really don’t want to miss this!

All proceeds go to Oxfam, Red Cross and Islamic Relief for Pakistani Flood Victims.

Pakistan’s Plight: A Country Grappling with Flood Devastation

  • Worst disaster in UN History
  • One fifth of the country underwater
  • 7,000,000 Displaced

Join us Thursday, October 28 for a panel discussion with Aradhana Sharma, Gary Yohe, and Michael Touchton to learn more!

  • What: Haveli Dinner and Faculty Panel Discussion on the flooding in Pakistan
  • When: Thursday October 28th, 6-7:30
  • Where: Daniel Family Commons (3rd floor Usdan)
  • Tickets: Sold at Box Office beginning Tuesday October 26th, suggested donation of $8 for students and $15 for faculty.

While the dinner is free, donations are requested to help the flood victims in Pakistan; all proceeds go to Oxfam, Islamic Relief and the Red Cross.

Limited number of tickets available – get your ticket from the box office before we sell out!

Don’t you wish that you could snack on some delicious cookies and at the same time, help the Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative? Well, this Wednesday, you can!

TODAY, October 27, from 7-8:30pm on the first floor of Usdan, program houses and halls of Wesleyan will compete for cookie glory. Here’s how it works: you pay $2 for a ballot, sample the cookies, and vote on your favorites. The money goes to the Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative, the eternal fame and glory to the winners of the contest. And the cookies (and enfranchisement) go to you!

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