Fourth year pre-med student at Harvard university, Cambridge, MA
"Being a volunteer in the REACH Shirati (formerly AISCS) Global Outreach Program has been a life-changing experience for me. I went on my first trip with the program after my junior year of high school and it was by far the most enjoyable summer I’ve ever spent.
"Working on projects at the primary school in Nyamagongo was a very formative experience for me as I began to consider what type of work I wanted to pursue after graduating from high school. I was lucky enough to be able to return to Shirati with REACH Shirati two years later, this time with an emphasis on health-related activities through the nearby regional Shirati Hospital. I am now a pre-medical student intending to work in the field of global health, and I can say with certainty that the time I spent as an volunteer in Shirati-Nyamagongo was foundational to getting me to where I am today."