Special Seminar - Princeton in Africa: A Sustainable Agriculture Project for the Nyumbani Orphanage in Kenya
Date: April 4, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Room: 709
Princeton Fellow at Nyumbani Village, Kenya
Amanda Ramcharan, Princeton Fellow at Nyumbani Village, Kenya, will discuss her work on a sustainable agriculture project for the Nyumbani Orphanage in Kenya, as part of the Princeton in Africa program. Princeton in Africa is an independent nonprofit organization that seeks to cultivate young leaders committed to the advancement of Africa. Nyumbani Village is a community that serves orphans and elders who have been left behind by the “lost generation” of the HIV pandemic. Princeton in Africa and The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies have collaborated to support a Fellow to work on a rainwater harvesting project at Nyumbani Village as it strives to be a self-sustainable organization.
Amanda Ramcharan is a Princeton in Africa 2011-12 Fellow at Nyumbani Village, Kenya. She is a Mechanical Engineer from Trinidad and Tobago. Amanda was also a Residential College Advisor for Rockefeller College, OA leader and member of the Cap and Gown Club at Princeton. She earned a certificate in the Program in Sustainable Energy and hopes to pursue a career in this field. Amanda has done extensive research in the Princeton Combustion laboratory on alternative fuels and renewable energy under the advisorship of Professor Frederick Dryer, and hopes to continue research in this field in graduate school. While in Kenya, Amanda is taking her engineering and sustainable energy skills to the field while working in Nyumbani Village to gain some real world experience. Along the way she hopes to pick up some of the local languages, learn to cook a lot of the food, and absorb as much of the diverse culture Kenya has to offer as she possibly can.
The Bossone Research Enterprise Center is located at the corner of 32nd and Market Streets.