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Alumni success projects

Anna and Elie, both students from Northwestern University on GESI program were engaged in community project focused on health. They worked along with staff from FSD’s partner host organization called Kakira Out growers Rural Development Fund (KORD) on an open water spring rehabilitation project. The project took place within the…
Ipsita, Khantey and Camille applied for the GESI and FSD program out of a desire to both learn more about development work, as well as a desire to enact meaningful and sustainable change within a community. The project undertaken by the interns was devised in response to and alongside simultaneous…
The motivation for Amy, Alexander, Angshu and Lami to apply on the program, was the opportunity to gain experience working in a developing country. They felt excited about the chance to work directly with a nonprofit based in Uganda, but there was also some uncertainty. The time difference between Chicago…
Zoe, Khalid and Arielle, GESI Students from Northwestern University decided to apply to this program because they hoped to make a difference in the lives of people. They wanted to learn more about other cultures and how they can make a difference in their lives. The project they implemented was…
In order to ensure a child grows into a responsible citizen of the world, a mother plays strong role of building the child’s foundation. This involves working along with a community network that seeks to see a generation of young people with capacity of making decisions that influence growth of…
Safe and available water is essential for individual and public health. The global community is experiencing a crisis in water quality and availability. Illness and deaths caused by contaminated water is at an all-time high, which is threatening the health and well-being of people across the globe. With the climate…
Elizabeth participated in the virtual internship program with the hope to gain some international working experience for the very first time. Her goal was to learn about a new culture while also gaining skills to carry into future career endeavors. Through working with a nongovernmental organization abroad, experience working on…
We are girls, we are proud to talk about menstruation. Every girl should have a happy flow. We have access to sanitary pads and reusable sanitary pads to make us comfortable in our periods. We achieved this through the support of FSD intern students and St Francis Health care services.…
There has been a high prevalence of diseases related to poor sanitation and hygiene in different communities of Uganda. This has been predominantly due to lack of access to safe drinking water. It is also coupled by poor behavioral practices by the community in promoting good sanitation and hygiene. Olivia,…
Savings and loan associations have changed people’s mindset and approaches towards business in Uganda. With the right business information, knowledge and skills, societies have the capacity to leverage their acquired knowledge to transform their livelihoods for a greater good. Maria, Jack, Hannah and Juliette, students from Notre Dame University, worked…

Empowering women with finance literacy Skills

Kamish, Campbell & Feben were students from Northwestern University who participated on FSD Fall II 2020 virtual internship. They were interested in understanding local communities’ cultures and development challenges while supporting them with tangible solutions. Based on their interests, the students were placed to work with our community partner organization…
Rowan, Lilly and Yulia, are students at Northwestern University on Global Engage Student Institute global development learning program who participated on FSD Fall II 2020 virtual internship. They were interested in carrying out a project related to global health development. The students were hosted by St Francis Health Care Services,…
Sarah, Margot, Refilwe and Han queen were students from Northwestern University who participated on FSD Fall II 2020 virtual internship. They were placed to work with Sustain Microenterprise (SME) as their host organization. SME is an organization working to transform the lives of vulnerable women and families out of poverty.…
Rhianna is a student from Worcester polytechnic institute who carried out her virtual internship with fsd Jinja. She was attached to Kakira Organization Rural Development (KORD) as her host organization. KORD supports sugarcane community groups in eastern Uganda with community development projects aimed at improving their livelihoods. Rhianna is passionate…
Melissa is a student Northwestern University on Global Engage Student Institute global development learning program who participated on FSD Fall II 2020 virtual internship. During the GESI 2020 Remote Internship, Melissa worked with the Jinja Organization of Parents with Deaf Children (JOPDC), an organization dedicated to supporting families of children…
Melanie de vincentiis was a student from Northwestern University who participated on FSD Fall II 2020 virtual internship. She had interest in working on a project related to environment sustainability and Ecotourism. She was also interested in learning more about Uganda and its traditional cultures. Her interests prompted us to…
Jack and Lewis are students from Northwestern University on Global Engage Student Institute global development learning program who participated on FSD Fall II 2020 virtual internship. They were hosted by Busoga Trust, FSD’s partner organization which works in various communities in east and central Uganda to promote sanitation and hygiene.…
Virginia is a third-year European Studies student at the University of Amsterdam who has just finished her virtual internship with the help and coordination of Foundation for Sustainable Community Based Development. (FSD). Virginia has a passion for the environment particularly using renewable energy for creating a lasting positive change within…
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