“GROW really gave me the chance to see how GWEDG empowers community members to be active agents of change. Visiting beneficiaries of the GWED-G/GlobeMed project and hearing their stories of change, I knew that our chapter was helping GWED-G make a positive impact in Gulu. GROW was also important because it enabled us to evaluate the gaps in our project and develop a strengthened proposal for next year.” -- Nicole Dussault, c/o 2014
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
05 LENGTH OF STAY: 04 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
MAY 14 2012 – JUNE 14 2012
WORK DESCRIPTION: The goals of the GROW interns are to evaluate our partnership with GWED-G, identify the strengths and weaknesses of our current project, and rethink the project for the coming year. On the ground, the team participated in almost daily visits to the field. Typically, they met with groups of beneficiaries, such as HIV-positive mothers who received GlobeMed support, to hear their stories and ask questions about their needs and those of the community. They also focused on documentation and media, including interviewing beneficiaries, profiling GWED-G staff members and partners, and writing stories of change.
Through Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership.
GlobeMed at Columbia Annual Report 2011-2012