Monday, October 17

Intern, Bitone Children's Center

Grant Recipient: AhDream Smith ‘12

Major: American Studies

Organization: Bitone Children’s Center

Location: Uganda

My summer experience has been working with the dance troupe of the Bitone Children center to educate members of the community on preventative methods against malaria through music, drama, and dance. Although the government sends workers to come to the various communities, the support and consistency is not enough. With malaria being one of the top killers in Uganda, the most effective and direct method is preventative care. This experience thus far, has been such an eye-opening experience in relation to government setup, policies, health care systems and so much more.