Alumni success projects

Brittany Nwadike is a Junior at Elon University, majoring in Public Health and Psychology. She applied to our virtual internship program with a special interest in addressing health challenges that communities in Uganda experience. She was placed with St Francis Healthcare Services, an organization whose mission is to to prevent…
Women and Girls with Disabilities-WGDs are often discriminated against, excluded from employment and economic opportunities, and are among the poorest in their communities. They live in conditions of long-term poverty and lack access to basic services such as education, employment and healthcare. The lack of access to vital services and…
Tanjim is a student at state university of New York New York (SUNY-Geneseo) who recently concluded his virtual internship with FSD Jinja Uganda. He worked along with staff at Kakira Outgrowers rural development fund(KORD) on a project called Buyengo Menstrual Health Project. Tanjim was interested in addressing institutionalized health disparities…
Kera is a student at state university of New York(SUNY-Geneseo). She was interested in working with the youth to ensure the growth and development of their leadership skill in supporting their communities to improve their hygiene and sanitation. She had her internship at Masese child development centre with close support…
The agricultural sector in Uganda contributes to 30% of GDP and is the backbone of Uganda’s industrial activity, employment, household incomes and food security. However, lending in the agricultural sector constitutes only 7% of total private sector credit. This credit is characterized by high interest rates and high fees for…
Caleb, Saad and Kris were students from Northwestern University on the Global Engage Studies institute (GESI) internship program. Their internship at FSD Jinja Uganda provided them an opportunity to explore hands on learning ideas of solving community development challenges sustainably. During their internship in Uganda, they worked with an FSD…
Rose Johnson is an FSD Uganda alumna from Indiana University USA. The internship at FSD Jinja Uganda, gave her an opportunity to work with The African Network for Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect Uganda (ANPPCAN - Jinja) – FSD host organization that works to build a Ugandan…
Adrian Wan, a Community Based Research Fellow student (CBRF) from Northwestern University is an intern alumnus of FSD Uganda who carried out an impactful and informative research study on the political participation of people with disabilities (PWDs) in Iganga district. Adrian’s project aimed at exploring factors impeding the active political…
Atnasia Mecknon is an FSD Uganda Jinja alumna from Occidental College USA. She participated in a research project with FSD Jinja at St Francis health care services - the host organization. St Francis Health Care Services is an HIV/AIDs clinic and service organization which serves clients of all ages in…
Joel is an FSD Uganda Jinja alumnus student from Indiana University USA, who implemented a piggery project in Musoli village Jinja. He was placed to work with CARITAS Jinja - FSD host organization, which introduced him to one of its support communities, Musoli Village. CARITAS is a Non government organization…
A group of students from Rice University USA were engaged with the FSD Uganda Global Service Trip program to carry out a health project for addressing menstruation challenges among school going girls in Uganda. The group comprised 14 global health and social development scholars. The global scholars wanted to understand…
We are delighted to share Christine’s project and its impact in the community. Christine started her internship with FSD Uganda early in January 2019. Her internship lasted for a period of four months. During Christine’s internship with FSD Uganda, she selected to work with one of FSD’s partner organization called…
Charlie, a student from Northwestern University, recently concluded his internship with FSD Jinja-Uganda. At the start of his internship, Charlie opted to work with one of our partner organization called Access to Solar Technologies (AST). The reason he chose Access to Solar was that he wanted to experience firsthand how…
A student’s ability to read, write, and comprehend are critical skills for student academic achievement, yet many schools in Uganda fall behind in literacy development. According to UNICEF, only 40% of students are literate in Uganda by Primary 6. (https://www.unicef.org/uganda/what-we-do/quality-education) How can primary schools in Uganda increase literacy rates for…
Oftentimes in the development world, an outsider may be tempted to offer money or goods to people lacking resources; however, it is significantly more valuable to empower communities from the ground up to solve community issues. As the old saying goes, “Give a Person a Fish, and You Feed Them…
“I hope that this internship will uncover more about the world and help me decide with more confidence whether to pursue community development and field research.” – Andrew De Haan Andrew De Haan was a Community-Based Participatory Research intern from September – December 2018. He came to FSD as a…
Tyler, Rebecca, Leanna, and Sikander; four students from Northwestern University’s GESI program; came together to begin a group project at Sustain Micro Enterprise (SME). SME is a local NGO that provides vulnerable women access to small business loans to start their own businesses to help generate income. SME also hosts…
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