Tufts International Development

Kuchipudi, India: Building Hospitals for Rural Communities by Sachin Vallamkonda (A’21)

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  Kuchipudi, India: Building Hospitals for Rural Communities by Sachin Vallamkonda (A’21) May 20

On behalf of the Tufts International Development (TID) India team, Karishma Chouhan, Mike Feng, and I received the opportunity to speak with multiple amazing NGOs in southern India. TID India had worked closely with Payir – an organization in Tamil Nadu, India which works to support rural villages in various ways from health and sanitation to sustainable farming and nutrition – for seven years. Payir’s need for our help gradually decreased and thus we decided to phaseout our partnership with them.

TID India now seeks to partner with another organization. Because of TID’s focus on sustainability and empowerment, we hoped to work with a smaller nonprofit NGO. After contacting several NGOs, TID India sent a team of three to view the nonprofits onsite and speak with the local communities in-person. One of the four NGOs we surveyed was Silicon Andhra, specifically their Jayaho Kuchipudi initiative.

Apr 10

Ram Babu to Senthil: Leaders of Today by Karishma Chouhan (A’21)

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As a member of Tufts International Development: India, I, along with two fellow students, Sachin Vallamkonda (A’21) and Mike Feng (A’21), travelled to India on a scouting and phase out trip.

Oct 25

Implementing Koombook in Jatumpamba, Ecuador by Cristina da Gama (A’19)

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I joined Tufts International Development (TuftsID) in the Spring of 2016. What started out as an idea for digital library centers in rural areas of Ecuador soon became a reality powered through hard work and dedication.

Oct 05

Exciting news regarding Davis Projects for Peace!

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We're very excited to let you know that Davis Projects for Peace has selected Tufts International Development’s Ecuador Koombook Program as one of sixteen outstanding projects from the summer of 2018!

Sep 07

Expanding the Koombook Project into Minas, Ecuador by Jacob Rubel (A’21)

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This August I traveled to Ecuador with members of Tufts International to visit our current digital library project and implement new centers into two other towns. The first of these new locations was San Jose de Minas, a medium sized town about 2 hours outside of Quito.

Aug 24

Implementing Two New Koombook Programs in Ecuador by Alexandra Claman (A’19)

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This August, I traveled to Ecuador with Tufts International Development (TID) to continue our KoomBook digital library project. This trip, we are moving the center in Coaque, a coastal town affected by the 2016 earthquake, and implementing two new programs in Minas and Jatumpamba. We just completed our Coaque portion of the trip.

Apr 20

The Shadow of Partition: Migration and the Indian Subcontinent by Ayden Crosby

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How do our conceptions of space, boundaries, and political borders impact the way we address migration? What is the shadow cast by the partition of India 1947 and how is this related to our perceptions of space?

Apr 17

Transit Migration through Mexico by Claire Connolly

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On February 21st, 2018, Tufts International Development hosted the IGL Student Group Speaker Series on Migration. We brought Dr.

Jan 31

The Importance of Engaging Community Members in Sustainability Projects by Clemencia Pinascola

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This winter, I was part of the Ecuador Team of Tufts International Development (TID) that travelled to Coaque, Ecuador, to check in on our ongoing digital library project, Koombook.

Jan 31

The Reality in Coaque, Ecuador by Joaquin Bustamante

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Coaque is a rural town located in the coastal region of Ecuador. It has suffered dramatically since the deadly earthquake struck the community in 2016. Tufts International Development (TID) has been working with the community since 2016, in collaboration with the NGO Avanti and Libraries Without Borders, to implement Koombook.

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