A dozen Indiana University students spent three weeks reporting on the work of AMPATH, a healthcare partnership between the medical schools at IU and Moi University that is saving the lives of thousands in western Kenya.
Danielle Fleischman delayed her graduation until August, when she’ll receive a bachelor’s degree in journalism, so she could join the class. She visited Greece, Spain, Italy and Israel while in college, but this was her first trip to the developing world.
Her reporting in Kenya focused on how innovative agricultural methods contribute to the self-sufficiency of people living with HIV. “As my education at Indiana University comes to a close, I cannot think of a better note to end on than learning how to make a difference where it matters most,” she said. “I didn’t just learn about Kenya, HIV/AIDS, cross cultural reporting, climate change or farming. I learned how to be a journalist.”
As the rainy season fails to provide enough water, crops suffer, creating a domino effect on poverty, hunger
By Danielle Fleischman and Job Mwaura ELDORET, KENYA – Elijah Mugo Macharaia looks up at the blank Kenyan sky. He stares longingly at the clouds above. He is looking for rain, and while the clouds are heavy bellied with gray he does not hold out much hope for the rain his crops so desperately need. […]