Do you want to learn more about what works on-the-ground when designing impact-oriented projects? In our Online Field Courses, you actually work in villages with people in need—difficult to do online you say?
If you are a donor in Chicago, an INGO Grant Writer in Wellington, or a student in Manchester—rather than an NGO Staffer in Nairobi—how will you work in a village? We partner you with a field staffer working with a real community on-the-ground—in countries like Guatemala, Nicaragua, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Kenya, Columbia, Peru, Cambodia, Nepal, Mauritius or Venezuela. And there you have it: an online field course with community-centered impact.
Each class assignment is a concrete step in developing a project in the field. Some of the assignments are done within the communities you serve: do it as a solution-oriented activity together with the community, and advance the project and finish a component of your class project.
Partners communicate with each other about assignments through email, photo exchanges, chat rooms, and Skype. Can’t join the course? Consider the gift of a scholarship.
|The Kenyan Partner|
|Margaret Muthui, Program Director at the Benevolent Institute Of Development Initiatives (BIDII) in Kenya worked with the community of 500 families (3,000 individuals) in Lita that were suffering from a severe shortage of water. Maggie worked with community members to develop a participatory needs assessment — and then partnered with Erin Watson of Canada and one of our courses to develop a sustainable project in this community.|
|The Canadian Partner|
|Erin Watson of Montréal, Canada, partnered with Maggie through our course on designing and funding sustainable development projects. ‘I have to tell you that I found the partnership in this course so rewarding and I’m really enjoying working with Margaret. She provides me community information, I do research and send her a draft, then she sends the assignment back to me with her suggestions’. Erin also approached donors in Canada for funding this project.|
Learn more about cross-hemisphere partnerships.
Learn more about international student field projects.
See a field assignment from Kenya.
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