Candler Students Work Globally for IRD

written by: CST
posted in: 2009, About

Candler received a grant from International Relief and Development, Inc. to send seven student interns to service sites in the Republic of Georgia, Mozambique, Indonesia, and IRD headquarters in Washington, D.C. this summer. Six Candler students and one student from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health will be assessing a broad range of issues, including democracy and governance, HIV/AIDS, and community development.

Republic of Georgia
Clare Gibert, 2nd year MDiv student
Jason Kuder, 2nd year MDiv student

Clare and Jason are conducting community assessments regarding democracy and governance, workforce development/vocational education, and refugee conditions and accommodation.

Indonesia
Kerr Ramsay, 3rd year MDiv student
Gretchen Van Ess, 3rd year MDiv student

Kerr and Gretchen are working on community mapping, needs assessment in the areas of local governance and health, and conflict resolution through the IRD’s SERASI program.

Mozambique
Aquarius Gilmer, 2nd year MDiv student
Maria Presley, 2nd year MDiv student

Aquarius and Maria are working in the area of HIV/AIDS, studying different developmental stages of community-based organizations (CBOs) that are implementing home-based care activities in the Inhambane province of Mozambique.

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