Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Program Manager - Meet Matt

Uganda Village Project has a new intern - Matt Putkoski, who took over for the fabulous Ben Krause in August. These updates will help give an idea of what Matt does as the program manager for UVP on a daily basis... he is an integral part of our programs in Uganda, we could not run year-round without him.

Matt is currently applying for college from Uganda after taking two years off to live and work in East Africa. He originally came to Uganda as a volunteer with Students' Partnership Worldwide (SPW), and worked in Jinja with a team of Ugandan and American students on community education and income generation programs. He fell in love with Uganda and was looking for a position so that he could stay and continue community development work. Through Idealist, we connected with Matt, and are extremely excited to have him as our program manager until summer 2008. The beauty of the internet is that a small nonprofit was able to find a qualified and enthusiastic intern already living in rural Uganda - thanks to, which we would recommend to anyone for connecting with others who want to change the world.

Matt meeting with our group of widows in the UVP Goats for Widows program.

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