What is GROW?
GrassRoots Onsite Work
GROW is an internship that allows students to fully emerge themselves in the lives and work of their partner organization. By seeing their partner in action students are able to gain valuable insight into the workings of their organization as well as the challenges facing the community. Every summer we send over 3-4 members to Uganda with the following goals in mind:
1. To stregthen knowledge and resources with partner to increase their capacity for impact
2. To engage in mutual learning to strengthen partnership
3. To evaluate progress and plan for the year ahead to support long-term sustainability
In 2016, our interns created surveys to assess villagers’ access to health hygiene and water sanitation. They compiled their findings in order to determine which village needed the next shallow well we fund and which village needs a new income generating project to sustain their health practices. Our interns commissioned wells that we have funded in the past and even got to participate in the construction of a well.