Harvard junior and KHS grad Jeffrey Edwards in Kenya summer program

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Harvard University has announced the acceptance of Jeffrey Edwards, KHS Class of 2011 valedictorian, in the summer studies program in Kisumu, Kenya.
The following is the summary of the program Jeffrey, a junior at Harvard, will be pursuing in Kisumu for six weeks of the summer beginning in June. {{more}}
Students in the Harvard Summer Program in Kisumu, Kenya, will explore diverse approaches for using innovations and technologies to foster transformative and sustainable healthcare improvements in Africa. Closely mentored student teams design, develop, and test their own innovations. African governments are searching for ways to harness the power of science, technology, and innovation to foster transformation in healthcare delivery. Their strategies are being significantly influenced by the forces of globalization. International development agencies are similarly rethinking their approaches in light of the opportunities provided by rapid advances in science and technology. Understanding the greatest challenges and opportunities for change will lay the foundation upon which the students will explore diverse approaches for integrating and adopting innovations and new technologies into a healthcare delivery system. The six-week intensive program, held on the campus of Great Lakes University in Kisumu, in western Kenya, will use an interdisciplinary approach and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in the design and implementation of innovations and technologies. It will demonstrate to the students that all innovations, as beneficial as they may be, must be integrated locally to be successful.
Edwards sent this note last week to Ruth Worley, a retired KHS teacher with permission to pass on his message.
?Last day of classes for my junior year! It’s unbelievable how time flies. This marks the end of an extremely academically enriching year for me. Only a few more weeks of finals and projects, and then I’m ready to start the summer!”
“After many applications, I’m happy to announce that Harvard was extremely generous in my funding, so I have an awesome summer planned ahead! I’ll be attending a Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Program in Kisumu, Kenya studying Global Health and African Studies from late May to early July. Then, for the second half of the summer, I’ll be on campus collecting data for my senior thesis research. I’m honestly so pumped and I can’t wait till the freedom of summer hits.?

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