Student food project heads to Cuba
Eight Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students are headed to Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, to participate in a three-month internship through the Students for Development program (SFD).
This is the third-year KPU students have been involved in food security projects in Cuba through the SFD program.
Not only have Canadian students gone to Cuba, but students and staff from the University of Sancti Spiritus have also come to Canada to share knowledge and collaborate on sustainability issues.
Laura Haeber, a 2010 SFD participant from KPU, benefited from her time abroad in Cuba.
“I personally found this experience life changing and rewarding,” said Haeber. “The people I met there have enriched my life and for that I will be forever grateful.”
The SFD program is supported by the Association of Universities and Colleges (AUCC) with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
SFD provides students with opportunities to do internships in developing and emerging countries.
These eight interns will work on various projects and research trails that relate to increasing food security.
They will work with staff and students at the University of Sancti Spiritus, as well as local farmers and the biopesticide and plant protection research facility Sinidad Vegetal.