Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient
“I was able to learn about the healthcare in Kenya and the relevant role of NGOs to great extent, yet in many unexpected ways.”
Above all, my immersion in the rural villages gave me ample time to gain a sense of the cultural differences between Kenya and the US. I learned that there is no simple solution to resource access because a diversity of factors, including religion, family values and finances, prevent people from getting the medical care they need. By traveling between four villages, I spoke to individuals who could give unique perspectives. In particular, my conversations with HIV positive individuals and support groups helped me to understand the stigma that still remains around HIV/AIDs in the country.
- Date December 2, 2014
- Tags 2014, Africa, Healthcare, Junior, Preston, Social Service