Saha On the Road!

It’s that time of year again – The leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler, and students are headed back to school. Yup, it’s Fall, one of our favorite seasons here at Saha Global because it means that it is time for us to hit the road and spread the word about our Global Leadership Program! Over the next couple of months, the Saha Team is going to be speaking all over the US. Check out our schedule below and come on down to an info session near you to learn about how you can join us in Ghana this winter as a Saha Field Rep. Make sure to check back – we are constantly updating this list by adding new schools and presentations!

Don’t see your city or school listed below, but want to learn more? Sign up for one of our virtual info sessions!

Hamilton College Info Session: Thurs. 9/4 at 7pm in the Sandove Sunroom

Skidmore College Info Session: Fri. 9/5 at 4pm in the Library Media Viewing Rm. 129

University of Illinois, Chicago Public Health and Societies Class: Tues. 9/9 at 10:30am

Lake Forest College Faith and Service Fair: Weds. 9/10 from 10:30am – 1pm at the Student Center

Virtual Info Session: Weds. 9/10  at 5pm Register here

Lake Forest College Info Session: Weds. 9/10 at 8pm

University of Illinois, Chicago Leadership and Volunteer Development Fair: Thurs. 9/11 from 10:30am – 1pm at Lecture Center Plaza

Virtual Info Session: Weds. 9/17  at 5pm EST Register here

Gustavus Adolphus College Info Session: Tues. 9/23 at 4pm in Vickner Hall Room 201

Macalester College Afrika! Club Meeting: Tues. 9/23 at 9pm in Davis Court

Virginia Tech Info Session: Tues. 9/23 at 5:30pm in Seitz Hall Room 108

St. Olaf College Info Table: Weds. 9/24 from 3:30pm – 6:30pm location at the Buntrock Commons, Cage

Virtual Info Session: Weds. 9/24 at 5pm EST Register here

Bethel University Peoples and Cultures of Africa Class: Thurs. 9/25 at 12:30pm

Carleton College Info Table: Thurs. 9/25 from 2:30-4:30 in the Sayles-Hill Great Space

Carleton College Info Session: Thurs. 9/25 at 7pm in Sayles-Hill Lounge

George Washington University Info Session: 9/25 at 7pm in Marvin 538

Macalester College Building Trust: Education in International Development Class: Fri. 9/26 at 10:50am

University of Southern California Info Session: Mon. 9/29 at 6pm in ACC 303

Middlebury College Info Session: Mon. 9/29 at 6pm location in Hilcrest 103

University of Richmond Amnesty International Club Meeting Tues. 9/30 time and location TBD

University of Maine Info Session: Tues. 9/30 at 5pm in Little Hall Room 203

Colby College Principles of Micro Class: Tues. 9/30 at 9:30am in Diamond 141

Colby College Natural Resource Economics Class: Tues. 9/30 at 11am in Diamond 342

Colby College Info Session: Tues. 9/30 at 8:15pm in Lovejoy 119

University of Richmond Global Health and Human Rights Club 10/1 7:30pm at the Gottwald Center for Sciences

Virtual Info Session: Weds. 10/1 at 5pm EST Register here

Tufts University Presentation at Engineers Without Borders El Salvador: Weds. 10/1 at 9pm in Anderson 208

Occidental College Model UN Club: Thurs. 10/2 at 12:15 pm at Johnson Hall 104

Pepperdine University Microfinance Info Session: Thurs. 10/2 at 7pm at AC 290

Denison University Info Table: Mon. 10/6 from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Student Union

Kenyon College Info Session: Mon. 10/6 at 6pm in the Olin Auditorium

Virtual Info Session: Weds. 10/8 at 5pm PST Register here

Lafayette College Info Session: 10/7 at 12:15pm at Hugel Science Center Room 100

Lehigh University Info Session: 10/8 at 12:10pm in University Center Rm. 306

Lehigh University Info Session: 10/8 at 4:10pm in University Center Rm. 306

Saint Joesph’s University Info Session: 10/9 at 11:00am in Campion Student Center, Banquet Hall South

Washington State University International Opportunities Event: Tues. 10/14 at 6:00 pm location TBD

Tufts University Presentation at Engineers Without Boders Uganda: Tues. 10/14 at 9pm location TBD

Salisbury University: 10/15 11:00am Foundation of Health Education Class Presentation, Room 204

Salisbury University Info session: 10/15 4:00pm Perdue Hall, Room 149

Whitworth University Presentation at Women in Science and Technology: Wed 10/15 at 8pm location TBD

Georgetown University Info Session 10/16 4:30pm McGhee Library

Virtual Info Session: Weds. 10/15 at 5pm EST Register here

Virtual Info Session: Weds. 10/22 at 5pm EST Register here




Meet Our Entrepreneurs: Damu from Balamposo

Balamposo - Damu FEATUREDamu is one of our newest water entrepreneurs! She opened her business this past June after working with 2014 Summer Field Reps Haley, Hannah, Julia and Caroline. She is 48 years old and is the mother to six children. In addition to running her water business, Damu is also a farmer. Her favorite crop to grow is groundnuts (known to many of us as peanuts)! So far, Damu has really enjoyed her work and says that she is very happy to be providing clean drinking water to her community.

Saha Global Leadership Virtual Info Sessions

This month we will be offering opportunities for people to learn more about Global Leadership Program virtually by hosting information sessions via webinar. During the info session, you will get to learn more about what it means to be a Saha Field Representative, hear from a past Field Rep about his or her experience and have the chance to ask questions!

Register for info session by clicking on the dates below:

September 10th

September 17th

September 24th

October 1st

All the webinars will be held on Wednesdays at 5:00pm EST.

The next Global Leadership program will take place this Winter from December 28th, 2014 to January 19th, 2015. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply early to secure your spot.

Already know you want to join us for the Winter Program? Apply here!

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Meet Our Field Reps: Janna San Jaun

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy name is Janna San Juan. During the Winter Program 2012, I was a 21-year-old student studying environmental engineering at Georgia Tech. Initially, when I applied to the Program, I wanted to be a Saha Global Field Rep because I wanted to experience first-hand the water crisis in Africa. The idea of going to that exotic continent excited me, even though I was almost scared to go; how many people are willing to travel to a place where it’s possible get malaria or be bitten by some strange insect? (In case you are wondering, this was easier to avoid than I thought.) By the end of the program, not only did I gain field experience with water treatment, I came back home with more friends, memories of playing games with the village children, unforgettable stories, and a great increase in confidence in what I wanted to do with my life.
Friends and family members gave many “oohs” and “ahhs” for how I was sacrificing my time, but this trip gave me more than I could have imagined. It gave me the Big Picture. It’s easy to get tied up in studying the calculations and intricacies in water treatment solutions in developed countries. With the simplicity of Saha’s treatment process, it was easy to understand the purpose of each step. Layering what I learned in my studies on top of what I learned about the treatment implemented in the Saha villages helped with understanding my schoolwork. Having this stronger foundation in the basic concepts overflowed into how I now contribute to my professional work. I now work for a drinking water treatment supplier/manufacturer near Atlanta, GA. It was my first choice of employment, and I have trouble imagining obtaining this job without having had such a fantastic learning experience with Saha.
A couple other ways the Program continues to live on in my life: I have stayed involved by participating in a competition hosted by Saha in 2012, and I have also kept in touch with friends who were either on the same Program or on a later one. My time in Ghana was less than a month, but it continues to be a positive influence on me years after my experience with Saha.

Want to learn more about Janna’s experience or have any specific questions? Janna would love to tell you more! Feel free to email her at Also check out what she’s up to now!