Shamim Okolloh is a Clinton School of Public Service student who recently returned from Uganda, having spent five months there for her capstone project. During her time there, Shamim developed a program to bring high school students studying agriculture out of the classroom and into the field. By visiting Heifer project farms, these students had the chance to see farming in action. Doing so changed their views from believing farming was unprofitable and for old people to seeing agriculture as a sustainable future. I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Shamim, and she has allowed us to share a part of it here.

Shamim returns soon to evaluate her work, and we look forward to seeing more of what she can offer. Read past posts about Shamim here.

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Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.