Date of Award
Master of Arts in International Development and Social Change (IDSC)
International Development, Community and Environment
THE PROCESS OF INTEGRATING THE SDGS IN UDAIPUR
AND REFLECTIONS ON ALFA EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY
CELESTINA DANKWA AGYEKUM
This paper practitioner’s report examines in three parts: the product, the professional and the personal chapters of my internship with ALFA Educational Society in Udaipur, India. ALFA Educational Society expresses its vision of youth led development by being a youth founded organization, youth run and by remaining at the grassroots level, while declining growth of the organization to keep true to its priorities of volunteerism. It is attentive about focusing on a moderate amount of villages it serves to remain effective in its quest for effective and sustainable social change. ALFA is staffed with four males and many volunteers from the village they serve in – Karawara. Three of the staff members are natives of Karawara, the village they primarily began working in and the fourth is a native of Delhi who volunteered with ALFA and declined return to his home state after his three-week service. This paper 1) provides reflections on ALFA’s work and its trajectory in development and social change 2) discusses ALFA’s capacity and resources to meet their vision and mission statements 3) assesses the role I played as a practitioner, an intern and a foreigner in that setting.
Nigel Brissett, Ed D.
David Bell, Ed D.
Agyekum, Celestina Dankwa, "THE PROCESS OF INTEGRATING THE SDGS IN UDAIPUR AND REFLECTIONS ON ALFA EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY" (2017). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 113.