World Unwrapped writing fellows were people visiting, living, working, or researching in a country other than the one they were born in or have lived in most of their life. For three to four months writing fellows contributed writing and reflections based on their experiences being abroad and the work they were doing.

Fall 2015


Lo-Ching Chow graduated from Wesleyan University with a double-major in English and French Studies. He currently works as a freelance writer and copyeditor for culinary and literary magazines in China. Born in Taiwan, he moved to Vancouver at the age of eight, returning to Asia in 2012 to better understand his cultural roots. Before deciding to become a freelancer, Lo-Ching had worked in the Chinese nonprofit and publishing sectors for three years.

Incensed ; God and Gaud ; Putting Tradition to the Test

Summer 2015

ChristianKochon (1)Christian Kochon is a M.S. Ed candidate in International Educational Development at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, and is currently a Research and Development Intern at the Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy in South Africa. Prior to Penn, Christian served as an Urban Education Fellow at the Great Oaks Foundation and also has work experience in China and South Sudan. His focus includes Program and Project Design and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Applied Research and Participatory Action Research. His interests encompass Educational Design and Sustainability, Curriculum and Pedagogical Designs and Praxes, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Non-formal Education, and Education in Emergency Situations and Reconstruction. He received his B.A. in History and World Politics from Lycoming College.

Christian is currently serving as a monitoring and evaluation specialist consulting for Molteno on various projects. He is also responsible for the designing and implementation of a Professional Development course for teachers in multigrade schools.

The Beauty of Life ; Dreamscaping with Accountability ; In the silence of the wind, a song can be heard

DSC_1288Danielle (aka Dani) Bicknell is a M.S. Ed candidate in International Educational Development at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, and is currently doing a research internship at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. Dani has 8 years of work experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. She has worked in micro-finance, financial literacy, social innovation, business development, women’s empowerment  and cross-sector collaboration. She has worked primarily in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe.

Dani is currently serving as a program, evaluation and research intern at the Gender Equality Division of UNESCO, which is a specialized division under the Director General.

Gender Equality in Practice ; Getting lost and found in translation ; Bon Courage