Team: Hannah Byrne (Harvard), Etienne Drieux (SciencesPo), Julie Le Bot (CRI), Akeem Pinnock (Harvard)
KWIAT, the food truck that builds community
Friendships at university are often constrained to a tiny sphere. At KWIAT, we think that studying in Paris is not only about learning, but also about having the opportunity to establish diverse relationships. In order to strengthen and diversify the student community, we have developed an innovative project to give students in Paris the means to meet more easily around a good meal. (continue reading below)
KWIAT brings students together near their homes and builds a real community through food. Run by and for students, our truck carries everything required to cook a meal and create a vibrant space where students can get together, eat, and build community.
Our app acts as a central message board for the students, informing them of upcoming events which they can join to cook or share a reasonably priced meal. To create an environment which encourages students to build new relationships, we provide a space where students can get involved in group activities, like playing games or music.
KWIAT is a food truck for the students and by the students. It is not a top-down service for them, but a project that the students of Paris can own and shape.