A team of 12 students from the University of Maryland US (UMD), have been deployed by Bankers without Borders to conduct pro bono consultancies with three reputed Non Governmental Organizations based in Delhi, namely Wildlife Trust of India, Child Survival India and Youthreach. The UMD students, divided in three teams, are currently engaged in the following assignments:
- Team working with WTI: “Conducting Assessment of Terai Tiger Project (in Dudwa and Pilbhit Tiger Reserve of Uttar Pradesh) – that holistically aim to mitigate human-big cat conflicts”
- Team working with CSI: “Conducting Situational Analysis of the Menstrual Hygiene Management Program in three Urban Slum Communities of Delhi NCR”
- Team working with Youthreach: “Conducting Exit Strategy for Youthreach’s Self-Help-Group (SHG) Project in Roorkee and Education Project in Bawal”
The students have also undertaken extensive cultural exposure trips by visiting Agra, Jaipur and Rishikesh; and have interacted with noted persons from social development sector, including meeting with Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.