Chris Markomanolakis (Uganda)

Chris Markomanolakis (Uganda)

Christopher Markomanolakis graduated from Towson University in 2012 with degrees in Political Science and Metropolitan. He served in the United States Peace Corps as a community health volunteer for three years (2014-2017). During the first two years, he worked on a wide variety of projects/programs including water sanitation, youth empowerment, HIV/AIDS awareness, increasing the capacity of health care providers, and many more. After the first two years, Chris became an Assistant Project Manager with Catholic Relief Service’s Accelerating Stunting Reduction Program which focused on reducing stunting by providing pregnant women with nutrition counseling and giving them to tools and skills needed to maintain a home garden. Chris’ responsibilities included facilitating seminars, distributing inputs, designing and constructing solar dryers, and reporting on project indicators. Now Chris has begun studying to earn a Masters of Public Management from the University of Maryland. He has been rewarded several fellowships including the TIAA Nonprofit Leaders Fellowship, Coverdell Fellowship, and the Global Philanthropy Service Fellowship. During the winter of 2017, he worked as a consultant with the Grameen Foundation’s Bankers without Borders and the Wildlife Trust of India(WTI). His team conducted a quantitative analysis to measure the WTI’s impact on female empowerment and conservation within the Valmiki Tiger Reserve. With June just around the corner, Chris is eager to begin training with The Advocacy Project and help the Gulu Disabled Persons Union promote sustainable WASH practices in Gulu, Uganda. After returning from his fellowship over the summer, Chris discussed with AP the impacts the fellowship had on him. "AP gave me the opportunity to stand on my own two legs. Graduate school loves to teach theory and best practices, but AP allowed me to take those lessons and apply them in real life. It was the best ten weeks of my life and it gave me the confidence to pursue a career in international development."

04 Sep

Final Project Update

Final Project Update In less than 10 weeks, GDPU and I went above and beyond

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Posted Sep 04, 2018

11 Aug

Trudy Oroma

Since the being in Uganda I have asked almost 200 children a simple question, “What

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Posted Aug 11, 2018

02 Aug

Nancy Okot

Nancy is the oldest of seven children. In Uganda, being the oldest child carries a

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Posted Aug 02, 2018

28 Jul

Ivan Olanya

  Advocacy Project first met Ivan in 2015 at Tochi Primary School. He is a

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Posted Jul 28, 2018

22 Jul

May 11th, 2003

May 11th, 2003. Olympia is partial deaf, her voice is normally rough and uneven, but

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Posted Jul 22, 2018

11 Jul

Awach Project Update

Before I tell you where the latrine project stands, I want to say two things.

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Posted Jul 11, 2018

02 Jul

Why a latrine?

“Why a latrine?” It’s a simple question asked by a friend who shall remain nameless.

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Posted Jul 02, 2018

27 Jun

A brief ride to the market

“The market is very close to here.” After about twenty minutes of walking, I realized

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Posted Jun 27, 2018

11 Jun

Uganda-1 Chris- 0

To summarize my first week in Uganda, all I need to say is – it

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Posted Jun 11, 2018