Nourish students around the country have spent the past few months researching and selecting local, grassroots non-profits who are sustainably addressing poverty in their communities. Over the next few months the Nourish Chapters and international partners will work to develop appropriate projects for the students’ skill level and time frame spent in-country. Nourish International is excited to announce a number of our upcoming summer 2012 projects!
University of Tennessee at Knoxville – Moche
The UTK Chapter will be working with Moche, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the standard of living in impoverished communities, preserving archaeological sites, and promoting research and education on the rich cultural heritage of Peru.
Wake Forest and University of Pennsylvania – Atraves
The Wake Forest and University of Pennsylvania Chapters will be working with Atraves, a non-profit that seeks to support a community of small Nicaraguan organizations that are carrying out creative, locally autonomous approaches to development, education, health and justice. The goal of the project is to build a computer lab in the William Galeano community of Nicaragua to be used for health resource access by clinic staff and create in-lab educational programs for community members so they will have better access to essential health information.
University of Texas at Austin – DJMV
The UT Chapter will be partnering with DJMV, a non-profit that seeks to help empower communities & cultivate self reliance through innovation, education, and livelihood initiatives to improve social and economic development of under privileged women and children. The goal of the project is to promote women’s education in Orissa, India by spreading education awareness through various classes and workshops.