Patrick Fernandez and Basisipho Jack, both IPED ’20, are both recipients of the International Peace and Development Travel Scholarship and were assigned to intern with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in January 2020. Fernandez is currently with CRS in Kenya, supporting CRS Kenya and Somalia country programs and its East Africa Regional Office (EARO), assisting in the operations of CRS programs and in data management for emergency response in Kenya. Jack is currently with CRS Zambia, working on the Faith-Based Action for Scaling Up Testing and Treatment for Epidemic Response (FASTER) Project to accelerate the pediatric HIV response in four African countries: Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. Fernandez and Jack will share their experience working with CRS overseas and how CRS and their work has been affected by the pandemic.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.