Welcome, Marguerite (Maggie) Fenwood, our first ISWS stipend recipient! She takes off for Kasese, Uganda on October 10. 2017. Maggie will be conducting a training for healthcare personnel and a needs assessment for patients of Marjorie’s Fund, an American based NGO supporting Type 1 diabetes patients in Uganda and Rwanda. Maggie is focusing on the community of Kasese, Uganda, a low-resource area with high levels of anxiety and stress when life-saving insulin is often unavailable.
Soon, we’ll use this space to tell the stories of our volunteers and the projects they’ve embarked on. For now, I wanted to share some of my past social work volunteerism projects that inspired me. — Thea Bader, founder The day was bright and hot in Khayelistsha, a township outside of Cape Town, when we walked along the narrow dirt pathway leading to one of the crude shacks that housed the clients, a family of five.