VIIS hosted a seven week Internship program for a group of four undergraduate students, Cassandra Handley, Emma Sillman, Meghan Lindell & Taylor Digmann led by Jeanine P.Abrons, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy from University of Iowa, USA. During the first week of their stay, students opted for classroom sessions to enhance their understanding about the diverse culture and traditions of India, Political & Economic situation, Sustainable development and Health care system in India. They also explored some historical sites in and around Mysuru. They also went on field visits to Government Hospital, Comprehensive Care, Support & Treatment for Person with Disability Program, and the Self Help Group outlet.
Following are the internship projects, the students were involved.
Name: Taylor Digmann
Mentors: Ms.Fathima Mary, Assistant Director, SEEP & Health, SVYM
Mr. Krishna.S, Project Coordinator, Prerepana Project
Project involved: Assessing the Impact of vocational training in selected slums facilitated by the SVYM Program
Name: Emma Sillman
Mentor: Dr. Manohar Prasad, Sr. Manager, Research, VMH Sargur
Project involved: Developed a survey protocol to examine pregnant women’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices
Name: Meghan Lindell
Mentor: Mr. Mahadevaswamy, Sr. Manager, VILD Foundation
Project involved: Nutrition and Diet Among Self-Help Group Members
Name: Cassandra Handley
Mentor: Ms. Vani Hegde, Documentation Officer, CCST-PWDs, SVYM
Project involved: Manual for barrier free environment and rehab. emporium for persons with disabilities.