hydroponics for milwaukee
In 2017 the UWW-Enactus team decided to take this program and bring it to schools in the Milwaukee area. The project is currently underway and aims to educate young students in a predominantly Spanish-speaking community to learn about the benefits of hydroponics, nutrition and helping them build "hydroponic kits"
Certified ophthalmic personnel program
This program will train these young women to fulfill a variety roles as eye care personnel; including ophthalmic nursing assistants, vision technicians, medical records & registration, or patient counseling — in just 2 years of school. These positions will reduce the strain on higher-level personnel, like ophthalmologists, so that they can focus on sight-restoring procedures and surgeries.
The COP program presents truly empowering opportunities to these young women that would otherwise not be available to them; the opportunity to be exposed to a new environment in urban Delhi outside rural villages, it teaches communication and life skills, and presents them with a healthy sense of self-esteem and self-worth.
The needs assessment indicated that there is a dire need to increase the bandwidth for the number of cataract surgeries. But this cannot be done without the help of nurses, particularly in the remote rural areas of India. The COP program was started by the SCEH, financially supported by Combat Blindness but they needed help to reach more students.
UWW Enactus was asked to put together educational modules that could help support the current educational program and help expand the bandwidth.
The educational modules are currently being evaluated and the modules will also be used to reach programs in Kenya, Botswana and other locations served by Combat Blindness.
This multi-year project started with an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds for the hydroponics greenhouse. The project has continued with the team continuing to raise funds and develop educational modules for educating the children on hydroponics. Recently the project has been moved to focus on schools in Milwaukee, WI.