Doctoral Student Uses Design Thinking to Empower Teachers in WASH Curriculum Design

February 26, 2017

Gyabak is a Ph.D. candidate with the Instructional Systems Technology (IST) department. She was the recipient of the Jerrold E. Kemp IST research award, which enabled her to travel to Papua New Guinea to study. She had been invited there by a friend, Dr. James Ham, An ER physician in the United States, who founded the Water Hands Hope non-profit to bring clean water filters, prosthetic hands and provide medical assistance in PNG. 

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First, we identify local leaders and partners to learn the specific needs of their communities.  

We then utilize our network of local and international volunteers and partners to design and

implement sustainable locally-owned and "harvested" solutions that are simple and effective.  Next, we monitor and improve these projects to ensure they continue to meet the needs of the communities until we have ensured they are sustainable and self-supportive. 




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