Katie Wellington, 27, of Indianapolis has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for South Africa Jan. 20 to begin training as a health volunteer. Wellington will live and work at the community level to make a difference raising awareness about the need for education. She will organize projects dedicated to issues such as maternal and child health, basic nutrition, sanitation, oral re-hydration therapy, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
“As a registered dietitian, I will be working with the people of South Africa as a health volunteer with our primary goal to combat malnutrition and the HIV/AIDS endemic that plagues the country’s people,” Wellington said. Continue reading “Indianapolis native begins Peace Corps service in South Africa”