Western Heads East
Western Heads East (WHE) is a collaborative program between Western staff, students, faculty, and African partners using probiotic foods to contribute to
The community kitchens are owned and operated by the local women and youth groups. The program’s African teams are comprised of local women’s groups (‘Yogurt Mamas’), research institutes, hospitals, universities
The Western Heads East Internship Program is a challenging, dynamic, competitive, multidisciplinary and international learning opportunity for students to grow and assist with health sustainability initiatives in East Africa. Interns have the opportunity to practice sustainable business skills, collaborate on new kitchen facilities, promote awareness to Western University's community about health sustainability in East Africa, and receive a course credit.
Donations for Western Heads East support yogurt supply for those living with compromised nutrition and immune systems, business training for community members, sustainability needs for the local program, and student intern projects. Even small donations go a long way. Visit www.giving.westernu.ca for more information on The Campaign for Western and donations to Western Heads East, including additional information on ways to give.
Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join the Fundraising & Education Committee to make a personal, invaluable contribution to the global community and gain practical experience in a non-profit context. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get involved.