The Tirizi Clinic in rural Zimbabwe is a primary health provider for the entire area. Services have always been provided to all in need whatever the status of those requesting services. Services performed in the dead of night were provided by torch (flashlight) or firelight because the clinic had no electricity. The Dewende-Africa Community Development Program, Inc. purchased a solar power system which was then set up by community members. The Tirizi Clinic light can now be seen for miles in the dark, lighting the way to assistance for those in need; providing light by which to work for service providers.
DACDP, Inc. attempts to hold a yearly fund raising project to earn money to support students. One such fundraiser, A Taste of Zimbabwe, provides an opprtunity for Americans to sample Zimbabwean food and customs. Taste of Zimbabwe is our opportunity to report on the progress made in conducting projects in Dewende. It is an opportunity to interact with members of the Zimbabwean community in America and learn more about the nation from which they come. Generous contibutions of venues, home made dishes, speakers and perfomers have allowed this event to grow each year.
This year's event was held on July 4, 2019. We thank everyone who participated and donated to this cause. Furthermore, we would like to give a special thank you to Cornerstone Church, Akron, Ohio and the church’s leadership, Pastor Brenda Mason Young.
DACDP, Inc. is delighted to be able to provide a unique opportunity to allow organizations and corporations to receive top flight diversity training at an affordable price. In support of DACDP, Inc., Dr. Gwen Fischer, in collaboration with the late Dr. Debra Rodriguez, developed a Diversity Training module, a cross-culture PowerPoint presentation that is broad enough in scope to appeal to diverse groups. It can be used to meet some of your organziation's training needs and has been well recevied by a number of local non-profits. Peruse Dr. Fischers C.V. below and contact us for informaiton on how to set up training with your staff
Gwen B. Fischer
Cheryl RoadHiram, OH 44234 EDUCATION University of Toledo
PHD in Educational Psychology and PsychologyUniversity of Toledo
MEd in Educational Psychology and Child DevelopmentUniversity of Chicago BA in American History
RECENT EMPLOYMENT Hiram College
Emerita Professor of Psychology (Retired) Relevant Courses Taught Cross-Cultural Psychology Child Development (emphasis on learning and development) Study Abroad Orientation: Adjusting to Other Cultures General Psychology Study Abroad Programs: (Student Study Tours) Four to Zimbabwe, four to Tanzania SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Language– Some French, experience with Shona and Swahili
PERSONAL LIVED EXPERIENCES WITH CROSS-CULTURAL SITUATIONS ON A DAILY BASIS:1 YEAR TEACHING AND DOING RESEARCH IN ZIMBABWE
3 MONTHS TEACHING AND DOING RESEARCH IN TANZANIA