On the fence about committing yourself to an internship abroad? You may be just the person we’re looking for! Keep reading and see if we’re the right fit!
After working in international development for five years, the questions “How do I break into the industry?”, never fails to raise itself in conversation. “Well, how do you break into the industry?” you may ask. Step one is getting field experience abroad and learning to live outside your comfort zone. Continue reading “Meet the Intern: Lauren”
If you saw this title and were worried about the state of global climate, no need to pack for the snow if you’re heading to East Africa. I guess, unless you plan on summiting Rwenzori, Mt. Kenya, or Kilimanjaro. But, this post doesn’t focus on snowflakes or snow packed mountains, rather it focuses on leadership and cultural organizing.
Going aboard to work with non-profit organizations is an experience unlike any other. Tackling some of the world’s greatest issues sometimes takes collaboration from a diverse group of people. Here are some reasons why you should do service abroad.
Farming differs all over the world. What is similar, is the need for farmers to have nutritious and affordable food security and grow crops free of pesticides. Training the local population to follow these principles of farming is what KIIMA Foods is doing in Kasese, Uganda. And they are doing it well!!
From the arid Northeastern region, to the snowcapped Rwenzori mountains in the southwest, Uganda is a host to a range of biomes, supporting over 1000 species of birds and the Big 5. The southwest region, near the Rwandan border, boasts the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the home of some of the last 300 mountains gorillas in the world.
Roughly the size of the state of Oregon, and predominately rural, the Ugandan countryside is a mix of sustainable and subsistence farming, and cash crops, sprinkled with a few national parks. As any place in the world, wildlife rarely remains within national park borders, making caring for the general land important in order to preserve natural biodiversity.