Village Health Project students receive third Wisconsin Undergraduate Fellowship Award

The Village Health Project, a student organization led by and comprised largely of CALS students, has received its third Wisconsin Undergraduate Fellowship Award for helping address issues affecting the quality of life of some of the poorest people in Uganda.  The group’s new project is helping support the production of sanitary napkins out of local materials, making them affordable and therefore more accessible to girls who would normally miss school because of the lack of affordable napkins.

Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships, given by the Morgridge Center for Public Service, have provided opportunities for UW-Madison students to reach out, share their expertise, serve the community and learn outside the classroom. The fellowships support innovative projects where undergraduate students, faculty/ instructional staff and community organizations collaborate in service activities and/or research designed to meet a community need while enhancing student learning.