Justin-Jinich Clinic in Final Three for $50,000 Prize
The Johanna Justin-Jinich Memorial Clinic of Kibera has made it into the final round of the Dell Social Innovation Competition, moving one step closer to winning the $50,000 grand prize.
Jessica Posner ’09, Kennedy Odede ’12, Ari Tolman ’10, Leah Lucid ’10, and Inslee Coddington ’10, who teamed up to build a free clinic for women in Kibera in honor of Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10, found out yesterday that their project had made it through round two of voting.
“I feel very happy and very connected to Wesleyan,” Odede said. “It is not something to brag about for us, it is something to brag about for Wesleyan. I feel Joanna’s spirit.”
Odede and Tolman will head to Austin, Tex. on May 4 for the final round, where they will present their project to a panel of judges.
The other two finalists are “Redirecting Food Wastes into a Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Aquaculture” from University of Texas and “Ag 4 Africa: A rural development model for Sub-Saharan Africa” from Syracuse University.