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Environmental education programs can increase children’s ecological, social, and civic wellbeing.

In collaboration with the Ministries of Health and Education in St. Kitts and Nevis, our assessment of self-reported teen health perceptions aims to improve the implementation of the Federation’s Millennium Development Goals.

In collaboration with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe in Sisseton, South Dakota, this team will prepare a well-researched and credible community center programming plan. Our efforts are two-fold: first, to identify opportunities for economic self-sustainability within the community center as a means to strengthen tribal sovereignty.

To meet the increasing demand for trained UVA students to tutor youth from the local community, Hoos Enabling Academic Tutoring (HEAT) will work with UVa’s "Day In The Life" (DITL) program and its community site supervisors to enhance the program’s recruitment and training.

In partnership with Khulisa Social Solutions and PureMadi, team members will help establish a ceramic filter factory in Hammanskraal, South Africa. The team will install a filter press, hammer mill, and kiln, and will build a sieve table and soak tank. Varying ratios of clay to sawdust will be tested systematically to produce ceramic water filters with appropriate flow rates.

Over previous years, UVA students have worked with Guatemalan healthcare providers and computer programmers to create an electronic medical record (EMR) for resource-limited environments, titled SABER. Our team plans to continue the implementation of SABER and conduct a large-scale test of SABER’s functionality compared to the standard work of paper records.

The objective of this JPC project is to establish the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) in southern Nigeria thus continuing the growth of the YWLP "sister sites" in global locations.