CCI Alumni Webcast: Where Are They Now?


Tuesday, October 03, 2023 at 10:00am Eastern Time (Washington, DC)
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Join CCI Alumni Martin Jonah (Ghana, College of DuPage, Engineering, 2021-22) and Pew Chowdhury (Bangladesh, Northern Virginia Community College, Tourism and Hospitality, 2016-17) as they discuss their CCI journey and the initiatives they’re implementing within their communities. Come ready to ask questions and talk about your current endeavors!

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About Your Presenters:

Since January 2023, Pew Chowdhury (Bangladesh, Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale, Tourism and Hospitality, 2016-17) has been serving as a Lead Community Mobiliser at Terre des hommes foundation. During her exchange year, she specialized in meeting, event, and executive management for two enriching semesters and accomplished 225 community service and internship hours. With a background in the development sector spanning 6 years, including 4 years dedicated to emergency humanitarian response, she’s had the privilege of contributing to numerous non-governmental projects both at home and abroad, with a primary focus on the protection sector. Her passion and expertise lie in the fields of protection and research, where she’s honed her skills in project management, team leadership, communication, and program development. Equipped with a BBA in Management from the University of Chittagong, Pew brings a unique perspective to development initiatives and excels in engaging with diverse stakeholders. Excitingly, her journey is set to take a new turn as she prepares to join GiveDirectly, a prominent international non-profit organization, as a Safeguarding Field Manager. In this role, Pew will proudly serve as the country focal person for safeguarding in Bangladesh.

Martin Jonah (Ghana, College of DuPage, Engineering, 2021-22) is currently the In-country Research Youth Advisor on the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Right Project in Ghana, Rwanda, Cameroon, Malawi, India, and Nepal. He recently represented Ghana in the Women Deliver Conference in July 2023. He is also the Youth Activist for Girls Not Bride – Ghana, advocating for rights of children especially adolescents who are forced into marriage because of their family’s beliefs and discrimination against young girls. He has worked in partnership with NASPA to raise funds to support female students in rural communities with menstrual products, hygiene facilities, waste management and Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (ASRHR) education to reduce period poverty. Martin has been a Project Officer for Care Love Charity Foundation in Ghana from 2015 to date and has supervised day-to-day operations for 150+ volunteers in 60+ local communities, assigning tasks to team members and setting milestones to monitor progress. He has led 100+ youth trainings in stakeholder engagement, project management, conflict resolution, rights of a child, mindfulness, and program logistics for groups of 7-110 people. He is currently a final year student at Takoradi Technical University, pursuing Electrical/Electronic Engineering. He is also currently working on a goat milk and cheese production project to help make milk affordable and reliable for all, especially for the rural communities in Ghana.

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