Over the few days in Hyderabad and Bhimavaram, India that our health care consulting team of three learned about the CARE Rural Health Mission (CRHM), I have become quite excited about CRHM's work, its goals and aspirations, and the staff's shared value of "doing good."
Even though we have been putting in 12+ hour days since we got started working on social enterprisey things a few days ago Bhimaravam, each day I keep thinking, "This is the best day in India so far." And at the end of the day as I take time out to reflect on today's events, I am thinking once again (with a smile on my face), "Today was the best day in India!"
My fascination with India has been steadily growing over the two years that I have been in Portland State University's (PSU) Master in International Management (MIM) program. Now that I have finished all my degree requirements in the MIM program I decided to apply for PSU's India Study Abroad trip focusing on Social Enterprise. I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to work with Kim Alter, founder of Virtue Ventures, Carolyn McKnight, PSU professor and adviser to seMagicBus, and a mix of MBA, MBA in Healthcare Management, and MPA students.