2019 Programme

African Rural University

Founded in 2009 by the Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT), the African Rural University (ARU) serves to empower young women of rural communities through emphasising education and skill development. ARU’s methodology consists of visionary and creative approaches which allow students to serve as the main actors within development processes, as leaders and innovators in their communities, and enables students to utilize critical thinkings skills to ensure sustainable approaches to rural developments.

We returned to the African Rural University in Uganda last August, for the third year in a row! Our team of lecturers included Rachel, Suzanne and Akbar, who led courses in entrepreneurship, communications and innovation and design thinking.

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Avadh Girls’ P.G. College

Avadh Girls’ P.G. College is an all-female higher education institution in Lucknow, India. It was founded by the Loreto Convent in 1958; however, it was placed under the jurisdiction of the Avadh Educational Society in 1975. The college contains an impressive academic catalogue complete with a nationally recognized Faculty of Commerce. Moreover, the college not only pushes its students to strive for academic excellence, it allows them to transform into active members in the community. The college requires that each student become a member of three compulsory school clubs: social service, sports, and entertainment.

We hosted our first program at Avadh from 5 August to 16 August and our team included Samira and Alisha.

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Institute of Public Administration and Management

The Institution of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) was founded in 1980 in Freetown, Sierra Leone and is affiliated with the University of Sierra Leone. IPAM provides students with a well-rounded list of degrees, offering courses in banking and finance, accounting, information systems and technology, business administration, entrepreneurship and governance and leadership.

For the 2019 short course at IPAM, we sent five lecturers to teach two week-long programs featuring courses in finance, criminology, psychology, law and communications. Our program lasted from 22 July to 2 August. The team included PROWIBO Co-founder and Director of Operations Majeks, Charlie D., George, Mark and Charlie W.

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Srinakharinwirot University

Srinakharinwirot University was founded in 1974. The philosophy of the university is to utilize higher education to promote growth in five key areas: faith (self-awareness), sacred precepts (ethics), attentiveness (continuous learning), abandonment (generosity), and wisdom. The university began with six faculties the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Humanities and Science, the Faculty of Social Science, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Physical Education, and the Graduate School.

Rachel traveled with SWU to facilitate “Contemporary Communications’, a course which examined the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a springboard for building 21st-century communication skills. Rachel’s course ran from 1 July to 5 July and featured a special guest lecture from Tessy, our Co-founder and Director of Logistics.

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Karamat Husain Muslim Girls College

The Karamat Husain Muslim Girls College was established as a degree college in 1946. The core mission of the college is to provide young women with opportunities for skill development and empower them to confront issues, such as social sensitivity and environmental consciousness. In addition to an impressive course catalogue, the Karamat Husain Muslim Girls College has a vibrant sports program featuring N.S.S, Hockey, Javelin, Badminton, Shot-put, Basketball, High Jump, Long Jump.

We returned for our second short course at Karamat Husain Muslim Girls College from 19 August to the 30 August, featuring team members Georgiana and Kasia.

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Lycée Malick SY de Thiès

Lycée Malick SY de Thiès is one of the first secondary schools in Senegal, it was created in 1965. Lycée Malick SY offers students the opportunity to complete their French Baccalaureate alongside learning foreign languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, German and Arabic. Additionally, students benefit from a diverse physical education program with three football playgrounds, two basketball fields, two handball fields, a Senegalese Wrestling arena and a gymnasium on campus. Moreover, Lycée Malick SY allows other schools to utilise their physical education facilities due to the lack of space and facilities within those schools.

Our first program at Lycée Malick SY de Thiès ran from 29 June until 2 July and was led by Nadine.

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Learn more about our 2018 Short Courses and check out our 2018 Diary to read all about lecturers’ experiences.