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Wel Ayak

Ayak Wel

Graduate Students
Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

Biography

Ayak Wel is a Wilfrid Laurier University class of 2017 graduate, with an Honours Bachelor of Social Work with minors in Indigenous Studies and Human Rights. Ayak volunteered with World University Service of Canada during her time at Laurier, where she participated in campaigns highlighting the refugee crisis. As an undergraduate student, she was presented with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship that allowed her to spend the summer of 2016 in Ghana as an intern with International Needs, a local NGO.  While in Ghana, Ayak worked on projects that aim to combat child protection issues such as child marriage, abuse, labour, and exploitation. She has a keen interest in international development, particularly working with women and children in situations of conflict or displacement.