Students in Africa

With this issue, Harvard Magazine brings you the stories of 10 student projects in Africa. Visit an orphanage in Uganda with Christopher Higgins ’10, then travel to Nairobi's Kibera slum with Elizabeth Nowak ’10. Meet the participants in a performing-arts camp for girls in Nigeria run by Oluwadara Johnson ’10, and walk from village to village in rural Sierra Leone with David Sengeh ’10 as he distributes bed nets.

Tag along with Megan Shutzer ’10 as she interviews people displaced by the 2007 election violence in Kenya. Follow Elisa Nabel ’11 as she makes a film about childhood and innocence in Rwanda. Learn how women's empowerment affects HIV prevention and sexual health in Tanzania, the subject of research by Rashmi Jasrasaria ’10.

In Ghana, learn how a project by Sangu Delle ’10 brought clean water to a village. Follow Grace Ryan ’10 as she makes a documentary about mental-health care. And go with Audrey White ’10 to the University of Ghana to study the history of the slave trade.

Then read about Harvard policy changes that have made it easier for undergraduate to go abroad, and about one program in particular that is fostering student projects that combine service and academics—all here in our special section, Students in Africa.

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