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My experience with FSD

I really do appreciate this FSD Jinja Virtual Internship Program. I remembered that the reason that I applied for the GESI program in the first place was to reconnect within myself the passion that I have for community building projects. And I am super grateful that FSD’s core values align…
I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate in this internship through the GESI program and FSD. I’ve learned a lot about community based development practices and allowed me to get some first hand experience in carrying out a community-based and community-sourced project. I think this…
The FSD Jinja Virtual Internship program was incredible, and helpful in a variety of different ways. To begin with, I was so grateful to be able to spend time with the community, and learn more about Ugandan culture, which is something I was worried might not happen given the virtual…
Through this experience, I was able to gain a deeper appreciation for community-centered development. It is important for any developmental project, in any part of the world, to be centered around community wants and needs. This awareness was mirrored in FSD and KORD’s approach to the Buyala Village water rehabilitation…
I have truly enjoyed my experience with the FSD Jinja Virtual Internship Program this summer and can confidently say that it has been greatly beneficial to both my personal and professional development. The best part of the entire experience has been all the effort put in by both FSD and…
I am extremely grateful to staff members of FSD and Nakanyonyi SACCO for providing such a unique learning experience and for being so flexible with the time zone difference, our varying schedules, and internet connectivity issues. I started the internship with the understanding that the virtual format would compromise a…
I thought the virtual internship was a rewarding experience and this is largely due to the efforts of the FSD and the Nakanyonyi SACCO staff. I wanted to express my gratitude to members of both organizations, along with everyone else I met during the internship for creating such a wonderful…
The experience offered by the FSD Jinja Virtual Internship Program has been far more immersive and impactful than I ever imagined a virtual experience could be. The mix of the interactions with the community alongside independent cultural sessions made the experience incredibly educational and left me with a deep sense…
Overall, I really enjoyed the FSD Jinja Virtual Internship Program. I think that my favorite part of the experience was actually the FSD cultural session where we toured around the house of a local family. Additionally, I loved hearing the testimonials from the women in the community about how the…
The FSD Jinja Virtual Experience Program was one of the most insightful experiences I have had in recent years. I have learned skills and approaches to problems that I otherwise would not have considered. One of my fondest memories of this experience was to see the excitement of the grandmothers…
Through this internship, I was able to experience the culture and language of Uganda while also helping the under served communities there. One aspect of the internship I really enjoyed was that we constantly interacted with the community and our supervisor, Maurine, was very helpful in keeping us in the…
I have had a great time interning for FSD and St. Francis these past months and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to interact with and learn from leaders in the community we worked with in Uganda. I appreciated the challenges working remotely and collaboratively with a team…
I am so lucky to have been chosen to participate in such a life-changing experience. The impact that this internship has had on me is immeasurable. Even though we are thousands of miles apart- I feel so close to the people of Uganda. I have enjoyed every moment of this…
I am so impressed with this program. It was an absolute pleasure being a part of this project and working with FSD and KORD. The best parts of this project were working with a community in Uganda and learning about the culture. To see a community come together and invest…
I have learned so much from my participation in the FSD Jinja Uganda Virtual Internship program. I will always remember this experience as my first time abroad, even if it was over zoom! Being virtual had its difficulties, but I was still able to learn about Uganda’s culture, see some…
This was an amazing experience. Overall, I was very satisfied with this experience. I felt as though I was able to learn a lot about the non-profit even though it was a virtual experience. I feel that participating in this internship allowed me to acquire invaluable skills necessary for the…
I truly enjoyed partaking in this internship. It taught me a myriad of skills that I hope to implement in future international development endeavors. Despite the unforeseen circumstances that occurred, it taught me a valuable lesson about learning how to be flexible and adaptable.During this internship, my favorite experiences were…
I found my experience with the FSD Jinja Virtual Internship Program to be very educational and valuable. I appreciated the many lessons learned from Margaret and Dan at FSD and Samuel at SME, who are all so knowledgeable and experienced in the field of sustainable development. The best part of…
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