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erinhern

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Review for Foundation for Sustainable Development, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Working with FSD, I was able to live and work in Masaka, Uganda for 9 weeks. I worked with Vi Agroforestry, a sustainable agriculture organization, which enabled me to witness local approaches to sustainable agriculture. My experience in Uganda changed the way I think about development and made me realize the importance of grassroots approaches and stakeholder participation. I would recommend this program to anyone in the least bit interested in international development--I learned more from my co-workers and host family than I ever would have in school.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how I was able to design my own program within a framework designed to benefit my host organization

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Volunteer & I supported my supervisor at Vi Agroforestry and developed a program to use drama groups for sexual education presentations in rural secondary schools.