M. Derek Gideon, 2012, Comparative Literature

I interned with REPACTED, a community-based organization in Nakuru, Kenya that uses an innovative form of community theatre called “Magnet Theatre” to facilitate positive behavior change in relation to HIV. I worked as a member of the troupe, an office assistant, and a blogger in order to learn as much as possible about the organization. In this position, I accompanied REPACTED on community theatre outreaches, developed the organization’s blog, and wrote several funding applications and project reports. I also assisted with my professor’s research on the effectiveness of REPACTED’s programs in the informal sector workplace by carrying out surveys throughout the sites where the organization has performed.