Kara’s Story

Kara Sheppard first became involved with Edukid 7 years ago, as a student from one of Edukid’s partner schools Bideford College. She came through the Global Citizenship Programme and joined Edukid on a trip over to Uganda. She has since returned to Uganda countless times, including two different periods of extended stays, and has also visitied Edukid’s project in Cambodia.

Inspired by her experience in Edukids Uganda project, Kara went on to study International Development at university. she holds a first-class degree in International Development with Social Anthropology from the University of East Anglia and is currently pursuing a PhD in International Development. Kara’s research centers on the gendered outcomes of education in Tanzania, while her academic experience covers a wide range of issues in International Development.
She has conducted several research projects on our Uganda work, and currently manages our Inclusive Education Programme in Uganda working closely with our in-country partners in Uganda to facilitate Edukid’s work.

Kara is writing and releasing a series of short papers for some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to enable teachers and students to explore subjects at a deeper level.