As it happens every year, Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme ( TISES ) brings more students from UC Berkeley and Cambridge University to India to help them learn and take a stab at improving their quality of lives.
Media Newswire reports that five students who are arrived are from Cambridge University, but from different educational backgrounds. Short profiles (as reported in Media Newswire):
Sian Herschel, who has just completed her MBA at Judge Business School and Clare College..She will be exploring the social and economic development of women in self-help groups through micro-finance.
Nick Evans…will be based in Babrala, 80 kilometres east of Delhi where Tata Chemicals has a plant. He will be working with local farmers on land reclamation, altering the alkalinity of the soil to turn wasteland into good agricultural land.
Andrew Panton who studied Law at Downing College…will be doing an impact assessment study of an ongoing project in Jharkhand that focuses on land and water management. He will be looking at how to improve villagers’ livelihoods through effective land and water management, investigating the effectiveness of what is already in place and working out how to make improvements.
Rosalynn Watt, who has just completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Emmanuel College, will also be based in Jamshedpur. She will also be working on a water management project looking at the impact of an irrigation system on a community.
David Nefs, who has just graduated with a First in Economics at Churchill College, will be working in Mithapur to make a blueprint to improve the current Human Development Index of the core villages of the project. Also on his first visit to India he has a keen interest in development work and spent some of his gap year working at an orphanage in Kenya.