Ceilidh Shea ‘22
Major: Political Science
Experiences interning for local nonprofits in New Hampshire that do educational work in Kenya and Niger has offered a glimpse into the connection between gender, education, poverty, and health in Southern African countries, along with how NGOs operate more generally. What I have found unique about both Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) and Education for All Children (EFAC) is how intensely both organizations are rooted in relationships with their counterparts and staff in Niger and Kenya. These organizations are always re-evaluating cultural competency, approaches to fundraising, and implementation of scholarships in an extremely intentional manner. Overall, I have developed a deeper, more well-rounded understanding of nonprofit work in relation to public policy. That being said I feel these internships have further prepared me to enter the world, along with a Political Science major and Global Health minor from CC, and do work that truly addresses the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, and gender when it comes to health.
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