Tagged peer education

Getting Started at the Millennium Villages Project

By Anca Giurgiulescu, MPH ’12 in Sociomedical Sciences I’ve been settling in Louga, the small city where I am based for my summer global health internship. With every day, the rhythm of work, living, and social interactions is becoming more familiar. I lucked out from the beginning. Upon arrival after a 3.5 hour car ride, I was originally dropped off into a chambre de passage across the street from the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) office – a temporary room where I could stay for a couple of nights while I looked for a more stable housing arrangement – and then I…

The Senegalese Youth Action Movement: Islam, Youth, and Sexual Rights

  By Laura Kelley, MPH ’11 in Sociomedical Sciences Merely waiting for coffee in Dakar wakes you up – before it even arrives in your hands. Exclamations in Wolof punctuate mbalax beats on the radio; raised eyebrows and booming laughter frame the gestures of tall, lanky men. Senegalese people love to connect – and it’s not subtle. The scene doesn’t change when I reach my office, just the crowd, which consists of Dakar youth under age 25. For five months I have been working on a peer education program for adolescents at l’Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-être Familial in Dakar.…