Beyond the Sunlab
MED International is a nonprofit organization that works to maximize healthcare potential in developing countries by building on what resource-poor hospitals already have lots of: broken medical equipment. Offering inventory management software and short engineering courses, the MED International team has worked primarily in Zanzibar to date. Founder Jayson Marwaha ’14 speaks about translating technological skills into meaningful overseas impact.
December 5, 2014
October 7, 2014
September 30, 2014How A Small State Makes Local Food Possible
Have you tasted a local tomato lately? Shopped at a farmers market, or taken a nutrition education class? For many Rhode Islanders, the answer is yes, thanks to Farm Fresh Rhode Island. In the ten years since it was founded, Farm Fresh Rhode Island has turned one state into a thriving healthy food system – and an example of success for a nation recognizing the need to go local.
September 26, 2014
September 22, 2014
In 2012, 440 students did not graduate in the Providence School District. Last year Billy Watterson, a senior on the Brown Wrestling team, established a local chapter of Beat the Streets, a national movement to bring wrestling programs to urban middle schools across the country. In less than one year, Beat the Streets PVD has built teams in five Providence schools. I attended the final summer practice at Gilbert Stuart Middle School to see why so many kids are taking to the mat.
September 15, 2014