Last August we were contacted by students from PENN International Impact Consulting, the oldest student-run consultancy at the university of Pennsylvania who are committed to empowering NGOs and social entrepreneurs.
They reached out to us as they were seeking partnership with an NGO working with refugees in Europe and interviewing potential candidates for cooperation.
Shortly after, our secretary general met with two of the team leaders from PIIC and following the first online meeting both parts were certain that this could be a fruitful partnership.
The students have been working determined ever since, focusing on different projects within marketing, fundraising and impact measuring for Dråpen i Havet.
Towards the end of the project, seven highly motivated students from the university of Pennsylvania came to visit us in Greece, to get an even better understanding of the situations for refugees in Greece and Dråpen i Havets work and impact.
During the first part of their field assignment they were stationed in Athens, where they visited the Stagona Centre and were working closely with Jean-Baptiste, our Head of Operations. Towards the end of their field assignment they got a chance to visit our team and the residents in Nea Kavala refugee camp. The engagement for the cause was really evident, and we have the feeling that we will see some of them with us as field workers later on.
The student`s final deliveries have been of high quality and truly an important contribution to Dråpen i Havets work.
We would like to thank Amber, Enrique, Jack, Emre, Sofia, Rodrigo and Adam for their great cooperation in Athens and Nea Kavala and the whole PENN International Impact consulting team for their work and support throughout the year. It has been a true pleasure to work with them all.