Working alongside caregivers in the Ukwega Ward, Tanzania provides health care professionals and students alike opportunities to enhance the care, health and nutrition of mothers and children in the Reaching Children’s Potential Program. Students in Regis University‘s 2019 Global Pathways Program reflect on how contributing their skills to long-term projects changes the trajectory of people […]
Considering all medical interventions combined, washing hands with soap and water remains the most effective way to prevent infectious disease from spreading, and is a cornerstone of our development efforts in Tanzania’s Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program. Parents say their family’s health greatly improved after they adopted proper hand-washing habits and technology at their […]
Stunting, a condition that can indicate physical and cognitive underdevelopment in a child, is a wide-spread, global problem. The fact that nearly one quarter – 22 percent – of the world’s children are stunted1, is difficult to conceptualize.
Can one or two weeks on a service program truly make a difference to people in need? Our answer is yes! Short-term volunteers bring a long-term impact to the communities that we serve, and we have hundreds of alumni stories to illustrate this point. Perhaps, even more poignant are stories shared by our international staff, […]
Gila Cohen-Shaw marked her mid-century birthday with a “Gift of Service” to herself through Global Volunteers in St. Lucia (pictured above receiving a hug from a teammate). She followed it up with two service programs in Tanzania shortly afterward. A speech pathologist and therapist by profession, she’s found great reward in the work of our […]