We awarded 15 Volunteer Service Awards this spring; we are introducing 2 or 3 of them each week. Adesina Oyenuga is volunteering with Indego Africa in their New York office before leaving for Rwanda this summer. She will be working with the production team to upgrade and enhance their processes. Adesina will act as a liaison between Indego Africa’s Creative Director and the team’s new production associate in Rwanda. In addition, she will have the opportunity to work one on one with the artisans providing on-site design and business training, as well as assisting with the social impact study. Samuel Lovett-Perkins is a Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) Team member with Northeastern University’s GlobeMed Chapter. Their partner NGO focuses on water and sanitation project in Masaka, Uganda. Initially, the chapter focused on raising funds for the construction of wells, pit latrines, and tippy taps, but the work has evolved over time to further address the needs of the communities being served by educating women led self-help groups about the importance of water sanitation and sustainable agriculture. During their time in Uganda, in addition to observing progress and quantifying impact, the team will go out to surrounding villages and survey communities on a variety of questions pertaining to their quality of life.
Blog #56: Oyenuga, Lovett-Perkins