Our 2013 teams are off this week to work around the world over their spring break. Multidisciplinary groups of business (Owen Graduate School of Management), divinity (Vanderbilt Divinity School), education (Peabody College of Education and Human Development), and development (Vanderbilt Graduate Program of Economic Development) are going out to work with organizations in Guatemala, Nepal, and South Africa.
The objectives of each team, though quite diverse in implementation, are largely intent upon fulfilling two to three months of work with organizations like Mani+, LivingHope, and Green Angels. Spring break offers our graduate students the opportunity to connect with team leadership, experience local culture, and adapt the models they have been developing.
Each group hopes that their work in these frontiers will continue to unfold as sustainable solutions to the undertakings of local enterprises and communities. The “bottom of the pyramid” holds the highest potential for growth and innovation, and we go there to take part in that dream.
Stay tuned to this Updates page for continuing insight and reports from our field teams as they work together with these awesome partners around the globe.