The SSPP story begins in the year 2010 with a young man with big dreams in jinja city, Uganda. As a student leader, this young man had a lot of opportunity to guide and inspire students into being productive and impactful not only to themselves but to the surrounding communities as well.
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As part of the Master in International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics, our cohort spent the last month in Kampala, Uganda on an Immersion Field trip. During this internship, we collaborated with the NGO Students Support and Philanthropy Program SSPP and I had the honorable task of being the team lead of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Project, which 14 cohort colleagues and I were working on.
The goal was to create an entrepreneurship model for the production and sale of feminine hygiene products in the community of Bwaise. We investigated the experiences, concerns, and preferences of local women about menstrual hygiene and health with the assistance of our project leader at SSPP, Kauda Caroline and community leaders. Project deliverables included micro-entrepreneurship models for the production and marketing of menstruation products, a pilot study investigating sanitary product alternatives, formed connections with other local NGOs and social enterprises, and educational material about financial literacy, sales, and entrepreneurship.
I feel extremely proud of our team's humbled curiosity, openness, and dedication to this project, and this experience will live with me forever. Thank you, Ciara Sutton for making this internship possible and for allowing us to increase our awareness and broaden our perspectives. Thank you, Ian Calvin Waiswa and Kauda Caroline, for opening up your house and inviting us to what is dear to your heart; it has been genuinely inspiring to see your dedication to improving the life of the people in the communities. Finally, I would like to thank everyone in my team,
Better late than never 🌟 It took me a while to take the courage to write this post on a social media but I believe in the power of sharing as one of the means of inspiring and connecting with people. Sometimes it is difficult to express oneself and I have to admit I am still processing, learning and applying all the emotions and the experiences I have gone through in the month of last April. My Master’s cohort had the incredible opportunity to travel to Kampala, Uganda and do a one month internship at Students Support and Philanthropy Program SSPP, a local non governmental organization working directly with the local communities to improve water sanitation and hygiene, sexual reproductive health and rights, as well as self-sustainment through livelihood programs in rural and urban areas. I had the honor of being the team leader of one of the four projects we were working on.
During the month of April, as a part of the Master in International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics, I've had the opportunity to be involved in an immersion trip to work closely with Students Support and Philanthropy Program SSPP, a non-governmental organisation based in Kampala, Uganda.
The NGO is involved in the local communities to improve their livelihood conditions through sanitation, sexual reproductive health and hygiene projects. Within their operations, I together with my team members worked on their clean water projects to help provide a wider access to purified water to the households in the slums of Bwaise. We worked on improving access to the Solvatten devices, which are able to purify water just by exposure to the sun. We also investigated new opportunities to provide access to clean water on a community level.
It has been an incredible learning opportunity both personally and professionally and I'm grateful to all the people I've been able to interact with durung the month. The welcoming and friendly attitude of Ugandans will stay with me! Thank you Ciara Sutton for making all of this possible and for allowing us to experience a new environment, to challenge ourselves to understand new issues and to push us outside of our comfort zone. Thank you Ian Calvin Waiswa for opening up the doors of your organisation, for your help in answering our endless questions and for warmly welcoming us to the Bwaise community. Finally, thanks to all my team members for all the work we did together!
Such an insightful experience visiting Bwaise and its population, I was and still am amazed at how many entrepreneurs care for and help communities thrive here in Uganda.