Joongyu Song ’13

Major

Chemistry

Project Title

Kubadilisha Tabi: Facilitating Positive HIV Behavior Change through Theatre in Nakuru, Kenya

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I interned in Nakuru, Kenya at REPACTED, a community-based organization that uses theatre as a medium of outreach to bring about behavior change in the community regarding issues in sexual health. Through its outreaches, REPACTED both challenges misconceptions about sexually transmitted diseases and encourages members in the community to be proactive in preventing such diseases. I, along with a fellow Princeton student Derek Gideon, completed surveys of the target audience in an attempt to analyze the effectiveness of these outreaches in actually effecting behavior change. We are currently writing a report based on the collected data.



Internship Year

2010

Project Category

Health

Organization(s)

REPACTED, Kenya

Mentor(s)

Mahiri Mwita, Lecturer in Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Bryan T. Grenfell, Director, Health Grand Challenge Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Kristina M. Graff