Patrick Kelly, an undergraduate student at Temple University, participated in the Summer International Health Fellowship (SIHF) in July of 2016. During his time in Huancayo, Peru, Patrick worked with several other Fellows on a project aimed at helping teenage mothers improve their self-esteem and creating projects that could help them gain an income. He reflected on his time with the teen moms, explaining how they were able to begin achieving FIMRC's goals.
"Project Bumwalukani has truly been an adventure I will never forget. From testing patients for malaria to rafting on the Nile, my two months here were filled with experiences I couldn’t get anywhere else." Matt O'Keafe volunteered during the SIHF Sessions I and II, and wrote this piece reflecting on his experience.
By the end of SIHF 2016, our Fellows will have logged 24,480 hours of service. WOW! We are so impressed by the dedication we see each and every day. But it's not work 100% of the time...our Fellows know how to have fun too! When the weekend rolls around, you will find FIMRC Fellows hiking glaciers, scuba diving, taking safaris, and in general, making the most of every second of SIHF 2016! Thank you to all Fellows who submitted photos of their summer adventures - check them out below.