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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana; Kano, Nigeria; Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Ripples Foundation Practicum

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Address: Ripples Foundation USA, c/o The Mission Centre, L3C S Sarah Street, St. Louis, MO 63108

Sector of Work: Women’s Empowerment; Youth Development; Community Development; Public Health; Non-Profit Management
Region/Country: Ghana; Nigeria, Madagascar
Mission: To empower the African woman and alleviate extreme poverty in her community.

Remote option: Yes
Ripples Foundation UK was first established in 2005 in the UK. They have over 10 years experience in delivering women’s empowerment and community development programs in West Africa with offices in 5 countries (UK, USA, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon).  Ripples has supported over 5,000 women and contributed to the development of 21 villages in West Africa. through projects such as Women Enterprise, which offers start-up loans to kickstart their business ideas, allowing them to be self-sufficient. They also offer the Ripples BOX, which is a is a multimedia classroom that can be assembled in any location and comes fully equipped with computers, Internet access and room for up to 30 students. Additionally, they sponsor the Ripples MOT, an event held over one day that provides villagers with the rare chance to be tested for life threatening ailments.

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Language Requirement: English
Possible Projects:
1. Public health practicum at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Nigeria with the ability to participate in a Ripples MOT (mobile operating theater);
2. Social Work practicum working with women’s empowerment or community development, including participation in a Ripples BOX in either Ghana or Nigeria depending on project timing;
3. Non-profit management, marketing, and fundraising in the London headquarters.  

Preferred Knowledge and Background: Community Development, Public Health, Non-Profit Management (depending on location)

Cost: In-country housing, meals, and transportation are provided while on Ripples projects for a fixed price. Otherwise, students are responsible for flights, local travel, potential visa fees, and additional living expenses. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 
Brown School Contact: Global Programs Office

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