Service learning in Ecuador creates lasting connections and microenterprise venture

UW News

As a service learning project within Wisconsin Without Borders, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made lasting connections with a village in Ecuador through a microenterprise project.

This year marked the pilot year of WWB and the UW-Madison Global Health Institute. Through engagement in collaborations in reciprocal community partnership, this initiative serves to foster sustained human flourishing throughout the world.

Lori DiPrete Brown, associate director for education and engagement of the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, has been leading service learning activities in rural Ecuador for five years to work on basic health projects, such as child development and family health.

(Wisconsin Without Borders is a joint initiative of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, the Division of International Studies and the Global Health Institute.)

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