2017 Merck Fellowship for Global Health
The Merck Fellowship for Global Health is a field-based corporate pro bono program that embeds highly qualified Merck employees into NGOs.
Launched in 2012, the program offers Merck employees opportunities to share their skills with people around the world. As many as 30 Fellows are selected each year; the expertise of the applicants is matched to the needs of the partner organizations. During the three-month assignments, the Fellows are embedded within a non-profit organization in the field.
During their assignments, the RTC Fellows use their talents and skills to provide hands-on assistance with projects that aid people around the globe by helping these NGOs improve the quality of their programs, increase operational effectiveness and expand their geographic scope. RTC Fellows work on a broad range of NGO projects from marketing to logistics.
This is the second year I have been involved in the "onboarding" of the Fellows. Each Fellow has a portrait taken against a white backdrop before the day's sessions. During the onboarding sessions I try to capture the interaction between the fellows who have only recently met each other.
It's great fun :-)