Welcome to the Western Heads East 2015 Online Auction. Your generous support will help fund both students participating in internships as well as yoghurt kitchens on the ground in Africa. Thank you for your contributions!

About Western Heads East

Western Heads East is a collaboration between Western University staff, students, faculty and African partners using probiotic foods to contribute to health and sustainable development.

Staff at the Housing and Ancillary Services at Western University initiated the Western Heads East Project in 2002 as Western’s community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in east Africa.

Largely through probiotic yoghurt social enterprises, the program is established in highly underserviced areas of Sub-Saharan Africa to address HIV/AIDS, health, empowerment of women, and economic development.

The first site was initiated in Mwanza, Tanzania where more than 10 community kitchens now exist. Western Heads East (WHE) continues to work with local partners to establish probiotic yoghurt kitchens in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Malawi. Since the project began, more than 70 student interns and African partners have conducted research, examined health benefits, quality control, etc., to continue improving the social enterprises.

Thank you our generous sponsors who donated auction items