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Students disperse globally for public service: Human Rights Minor Harika Kottakota Featured

This summer, 484 Stanford students are completing public service fellowships through the Cardinal Quarter program.
Jul 6 2018

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Every summer, hundreds of Stanford students leave the Farm to complete service fellowships through the Cardinal Quarter program. The initiative offers students the opportunity to participate in a full-time, quarter-long public service experience designed to integrate academic learning with field-based experience. This year, 484 students are spread out across the globe, serving communities in a variety of capacities. The Handa Center is pleased to be a part of the Cardinal Quarter program and provide these opportunities for our students in the U.S. and globally.

An article in the Stanford News features Human Rights Minor Harika Kottakota, ’20, who is spending the summer in Uganda working with EmbraceKulture, which develops education for children with developmental disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. This summer she’s developing an art-based curriculum for the organization that involves using photography, video and art activities to capture student stories. Her curriculum will teach students about human rights, their own rights, building self-confidence, stimulating creativity and developing skills for self-expression. 

Read about Harika's personal passion for disability studies, her summer in Uganda, and her future plans in child psychology in the Stanford News here.