The Palmer Internship Program was established in 2012 by Edward Palmer ’71 and his wife, Susan, to provide internships for students working for the betterment of developing nations, particularly in Africa and Latin America, and/or for the resolution of issues facing those nations, principally healthcare, primary education, and economic enablement of the poor.
Lower Gwelo Adventist High School, Zimbabwe During the summer, l interned at Lower Gwelo Adventist High School (LOGAHS), a boarding school belonging to the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. The school was established in 1902 with a total of 750 students and is situated 30 miles from the city of Gweru, Midlands… Continue reading »
Nyanam International, Kenya This summer, I interned for Nyanam International, a nonprofit organization based in the Lake Victoria region of Kenya that works to support widowed women and their children. Nyanam believes in a restorative justice approach to strengthening widows’ leadership, livelihoods, health, and justice, and this summer I worked… Continue reading »
Rwanda Civil Society Platform, Rwanda I had the amazing opportunity to work as an intern for the Rwanda Civil Society Platform, an organization that acts as an umbrella organization for all civil societies in Rwanda and serves as a bridge between the government and the citizens by fostering communication between… Continue reading »
Nyanam Widows Rising, Kenya Nyanam Widows Rising is an NGO based in Kisumu, Kenya, that seeks to provide widows with the resources they need to lead positive social change within their communities. These women typically face social stigmatization and economic disempowerment from cultural practices or a lack of protections, and… Continue reading »
Mensajeros de la Paz, Argentina The first picture is a picture of me with the kids that I tutored at the after school program. This summer, I took a long trip down to South America. After finishing and submitting my last final on a layover in The Mexico City… Continue reading »
GoDigital, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Minister of Education being given a tour at St. Columbas High School on the day GoDigital launched the National Digitization Program for Schools. Before coming to Williams College, I had always been passionate about transforming the educational system in my home country, Zimbabwe. That is… Continue reading »