We are excited and grateful to announce that 4 extremely talented Connecticut College students have joined the Sasamani team for our virtual internship program this summer: Welcome Taeva Cohen, Jordyn Turin, Meera Narayanan-Pandit and Tihut Getabicha!
We would have loved for them to travel to Tanzania to meet our team, the students, the tailors and the Women Leading Change cohorts, and for them to experience life and culture in Bagamoyo. We hope to connect in-person in the future, and in the interim, are thrilled to welcome the interns on board in this capacity.
We have designed the Virtual Internship experience to be as interactive and intercultural as possible, including virtual interviews with Sasamani students, women of the Women Leading Change cohorts, experts in the NGO sector, as well as other organizations active in Tanzania and East Africa. The interns will also work closely with our Sasamani staff, including Tialda (Sasamani's Executive Director), Gladness (Education Director), and Elias (Managing Director). We look forward to their input and contributions to Sasamani!
Introducing Taeva, Jordyn, Meera, and Tihut:
Taeva Cohen, rising Senior: "I believe that education and employment are crucial goals toward breaking the cycle of poverty and improving overall health and quality of life. This summer, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of ways to work toward ending the cycle of poverty, both abroad and here in the United States."
Jordyn Turin, rising Senior: "My interest in pursuing an internship with the Sasamani Foundation stems from my passion for women’s empowerment. I am especially looking forward to working with the women and students in the local community of Bagamoyo."
Meera Narayanan-Pandit, rising Sophomore: "Jambo! Jina langu ni Meera. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with Sasamani because of my interests in global health, people, the environment, and travel. I have even been to Bagamoyo, Tanzania! Throughout this internship, I hope to learn more about poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment in Tanzania specifically, as well as learn about tangible actions people can take to support Sasamani’s students and their communities. I hope that my work this summer will positively impact members of the Sasamani community."
Tihut Getabicha, rising Junior: "I have been interning at the Sasamani Foundation since the summer of my first-year when I first traveled to Tanzania. I have continued to work on the Women Leading Change Initiative virtually over the course of my sophomore year, and I am excited to return as an intern this summer. Although I would have loved to fly out to Tanzania, and see our Sasamani family, or enjoy my favorite Pilau dish, it will all have to be virtual this summer."