Meixi Ng, PilA fellow 2011-2012
Convivencia Educativa, Mexico
Meixi is from the sunny island of Singapore but fell in love with Latin America after building a community center in Perú with Claudio the llama and dancing in ESL class in Chicago. Her drive to work in schools began in the slums of India at 11 and at 19, Meixi co-founded The Amber Initiative to work with young people in education. On a Circumnavigators scholarship, Meixi researched and wrote about school-community partnerships for social justice education in Perú, Guatemala and 4 other countries. Working with Conviviencia Educativa this year is a perfect opportunity for Meixi to continue to explore how schools can create social change in communities from the inside out and multiply that change by understanding educational policy. She is so pumped to be in Mexico this year to travel to schools, dance her heart out and eat so many burritos.