It's Week Two of get to know your SAFE Domestic Interns! Introducing Ali Winters, our International Internship Director for SAFE!
"My name is Ali Winters and I am the International Internship Director for SAFE. After traveling this past summer to Uganda to work as a volunteer with SAFE, I decided I wanted to remain involved in SAFE’s mission and help to do more for women and children in the Iganga District.
As the International Internship Director, I oversee all aspects related to the international internship program, and work directly with the International Coordinators at each location to make this a positive experience. Together as a team, our goal is to recruit, select, train, and prepare a new group of volunteers and practicum students who will soon be helping to implement and evaluate SAFE’s life-saving programs for the communities in Uganda! Fortunately, we have a wonderful group of hard-working International Coordinators this year who are ensuring that everything runs smoothly. We also have selected a great group of committed interns to go to Uganda this summer, and I have no doubt they will be a successful in their endeavors there. I feel very lucky to be a part of these efforts!
Aside from my normal responsibilities, I recently worked with a few others on the SAFE team (Katherine Meese, Lauren Hoffman, Mukalu Mohamed “Medie”, and Dara Schmitt) to develop and enter an idea for producing and distributing our “Safe Mama Kits” in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. Last week, we got some exciting news that among 1700 entries, our project was selected as one of 200 semi-finalists! If you have not seen this, please take a look: http://www.dellchallenge.org/projects/safe-mama-kits. Also, please vote for our project! It is very easy and every vote counts. This will help us achieve our goals of providing clean, safe deliveries for women and infants in Uganda!"