Internship program bridges gap between education and work

11th October 2022

An inaugural supply chain internship program in Kisumu, Kenya, has hit the ground running. Funded by the RHSC with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Girls on the Move, run by Pamela Steele Associates, recruited 30 young women for eight-month placements with public- or private-sector agencies. The program appears to have pre-empted a real need for young talent; requests have come in for additional interns, and two of the young women have already gained employment with their mentor agencies, suggesting that the program promises to be a valuable bridge between graduation and employment. The RHSC has responded flexibly and positively to the call for additional interns and has been able to support six new candidates joining the original intake, but this time in the capital, Nairobi, thereby extending the geographical reach and impact of Girls on the Move. For more information, check out the program’s launch here.

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