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ACIC interns give presentation about their experiences in India and Chile on April 25 at UPEI

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Two interns with the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) will talk about their recent experiences in India and Chile on Friday, April 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge.

Lori Crawford, from P.E.I., worked as an intern with Rescue Mission Canada in Prince Edward Island. She did the international portion of her internship in Bangalore, India, where she worked on projects related to education and health promotion. She developed and presented workshops for students in rural government schools outside of Bangalore, and worked in a facility for rescued street children. She witnessed some of the positive changes occurring in the schools and homes as a result of the work being done by local and international groups.

An intern with the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI, Kim D’Ambrogi, also a resident of P.E.I., completed the overseas portion of her internship on the island of Chiloé, south of Chile. She was involved in ventures that allowed her to experience and learn about Chiloé’s culture. She observed an indigenously-run health centre that uses integrative and traditional approaches to medicine. She also conducted research for the Institute of Island Studies and the Social Economy Research Network on micro-enterprise development, interviewing people who have started their own small enterprises on Chiloé.

All are welcome to attend this free event. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kim D’Ambrogi at dambrogi@gmail.com.

ACIC is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, which is committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all. It supports its members in international cooperation and education through collective leadership, networking, information, training and coordination, and represents their interests when dealing with government and others.

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