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Jody Santos Traveled to Kenya to Produce and Direct a Documentary for PBS

Posted June 14, 2012

Jody Santos in Kenya


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Jody Santos, assistant professor of communication in the humanities department, recently traveled to Kenya to produce and direct a documentary for PBS on the work of Church World Service, one of the largest disaster relief and refugee assistance programs in the world. Some of Santos' students have assisted her in the past with work on this documentary. In the photo above, Santos shows children pictures of themselves on her computer while in Mathare, one of Kenya's largest informal settlements. Santos was in Mathare to interview youth caregivers - children who lost a parents at a young age and had to take care of their siblings - who received grants to start businesses or go back to school.

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