Meet Sonja Kapadia

2019 Hannah Graham Memorial Scholar in Rwanda
2019 Rwanda Sonja and Caroline at the Women's Center: Photo Credit: Dr. Marcel Durieux

We reviewed labor and delivery charts in the head nurse’s office in four district hospitals (Kibagabaga, Muhima, Kabutare, & Nyanza). We were treated with professional respect and kindness in the hospitals, even though we were significantly younger than the majority of the staff.  


A collage format represents the kaleidoscope of feelings, emotions, thoughts, and visuals I took in throughout my stay because it is impossible to isolate a lesson of one moment from the others.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but even the consequent twenty-seven thousand cannot fully describe what I learned and how I changed as a result of this opportunity.