For her GIIP Project, Juliana Britto Schwartz traveled to Brazil to get to know her own roots. She lived for three months in the beach town of Itacaré, located in the state of Bahia, a state famous for having a large Afro-Brazilian population. Juliana worked as the Social Media and Administrative Intern with an organization…Read more →
Archive for ‘Education’
MIT is a for-profit institute that offers classes in various topics in computers as well as English courses. It is situated in the center of Moshi town, which is located on the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. MIT has two locations in town, and one in rural Moshi.
Using on of the MIT venues in…Read more →
As an intern at the Center for Democratic Development Lucas Healy is using his GIIP skills to improve and develop CDD’s online presence. The largest project Lucas is taking on during his stay in Ghana is developing a web site, web application, sms system, and IVR system for an HP funded project titled, “Am Aware.”…Read more →
PUEDE – Yetzhell Diaz
PUEDE (Promoting Understanding and Empowerment through Digital Education) is one of GIIP’s newest and most exciting projects, managed by GIIP Fellows Yetzhell Diaz.
PUEDE includes many different projects, from open computer labs where parents can learn about technology in a safe and supportive environment, to teaching digital storytelling labs and hosting…
Abraham’s Vision – Nadya Tannous
Abraham’s Vision is a non-profit organization based in Redwood City, CA that focuses on conflict transformation among Jewish, Muslim, Israeli, and Palestinian youth regarding the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Abraham’s Vision was founded in 2003 with the intent of creating a safe, transformative space for exploring both group and individual identities of…
Hasnain Nazar – Win Without War
Hasnain Nazar spent a summer in Washington, DC working as an intern with Win Without War, an NGO that produces action alerts, blogs and videos to run a campaign based on a more progressive
national security strategy.
As a student of politics and international relations, Hasnain understands the grave importance…
New Delhi, India
Fellow Dmitry Kogan, arrived in New Delhi late June through the Education Abroad Program (EAP) in pursuit of a suitable infoactivism internship. After careful research and an intensive Hindi language program, Dmitry found Butterflies, an NGO whose aim is to empower street children with the skills and…
Julie Caso and Christina Kliesch
Santa Cruz, CA
The D@PP Summer Technology Institute is a week-long program that brings Central San Joaquin Valley youth volunteers in the Digitally Abled Producers Projects (D@PP) to U.C. Santa Cruz. During their stay, the students learn advanced technological literacy concepts while immersed in the university setting, guided…
In the summer of 2006, Adam Melendrez joined the ranks of several former GIIP students and served an internship in Lejamani, Honduras with of one GIIP’s sustaining partners, the Riecken Foundation.
The Riecken Foundation is an NGO working in Honduras and Guatemala to “promote the discovery of…
Alejandra Bonilla and Dayana Stockdale
Summer 2008 saw two great GIIP interns work with the Riecken Foundation in Honduras, continuing our long standing partnership with this organization.
GIIPer Dayana Stockdale worked in Riecken’s office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras’ capital, to develop a portal with online resources for their network of 61…