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6 SPRING /SUMMER 2014 WEINBERG ON Student Q & A CAMPUS How did Project ARC evolve from a high school service project into a national organization? I got into contact with a bunch of Q students I know from across the country and told them about Project ARC and what we do. They all thought the idea & Like many students at Northwestern, was so cool and wanted to bring it to A Faique Moqeet ’16 isn’t getting as much their own schools. So I thought, why not amplify our efforts? My board and I sat sleep as he’d like. But Moqeet isn’t just down and fgured out how we could a student. He’s also the CEO of Project ARC, a nationally recognized nonproft run this project nationally. organization he founded when he was just a freshman in high school. How do you make time for Project ARC Since then, Project ARC has raised and your other roles at Northwestern? thousands of dollars for an orphanage It cuts into my sleep a lot. I have found in Cameroon, collected hundreds of that it is possible to be deeply involved Faique eyeglasses for donation in Pakistan, with a lot of things; it just takes a lot out of you. College requires a lot more and established a presence at colleges Moqeet across the country. discipline than I expected. I’m majoring in economics and Moqeet spoke to Weinberg magazine philosophy, both of which I fnd deeply about changing lives around the world while still getting his homework done. fascinating. I enjoy what I study, so that’s why it’s balanceable. Economics and Philosophy What drove you to start Project ARC? Class of 2016 I just really wanted to do something. What impact do you hope You can go about service in many ways, to make upon the world? INTERVIEW BY REBECCA SCHECHNER ’14 but when you take full charge of it, it’s a I know I want to help people. You lot more fun. This was an opportunity don’t live only for yourself, especially if for my friends and me to do something you’ve been given a lot of opportunities, together. as I feel I have. I know that I want to help as many people as possible in a How do you choose which scalable and systematic way. causes to support? We support things that are very fundamental, like shelter, medicine and healthcare. We address the most primary needs of people, so you’re not going to Faique Moqeet ’16 see us supporting things like, say, music is the CEO of Project ARC, a in America. nonproft he founded as a freshman in high school. [ MORE AT ] Learn more about Project ARC’s eforts to address disparities around the world. PHOTO: GREGORY MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY
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