Josephine Helland

Josephine Helland

Age: 24
Home Town: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Education: BA in Environmental Studies and History, minor Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin - Madison
Specific Field Interests: Women’s Empowerment, Human Rights, Education, Media
Placement: Akshara, Mumbai
Area of Focus: Gender

Highlights: During her senior year of high school, Jozi set out on her first foray into the international nonprofit world when she moved to Peru to tutor in a self-sustainable boys’ home. This experience set the stage for her career in nonprofit work, internationally and domestically. During her tenure as a student at UW Madison, Jozi helped her organization, GlobeMed, raise over $18,000 to implement the Rural Family Sanitation Project in Kampong Thom, Cambodia. The project helped install over 100 latrines and facilitated a large group educational campaign centered on safe sanitation. She spent her junior year of college studying in Cape Town, South Africa where she volunteered as an English tutor with Ubunye in townships on the outskirts of the city. The summer before her final year of college, Jozi received a scholarship to intern at the Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre in Lilongwe where she not only lent a hand in creating a working manual for paralegals in the Malawian justice system, but also assisted in widespread awareness campaigns on domestic violence, early marriage, and alcoholism. After graduation, Jozi moved to New Orleans to work with City Year. Placed in the 8th grade at Phillis Wheatley Community School, she ran small group pull outs for high need students focusing on reading and writing remediation.

Posts by Josephine Helland

Vijay: Against All Odds Posted in 2015-16, Clinton Fellowship Blog

Akshara Centre Akshara Centre began and continues to be a part of the women’s movement towards gender equality. Founded in 1995 as a gender resource center before access to the Internet made gender…