Western Heads East 20th Anniversary


Join us to celebrate 20 years of changemakers! Hear from past participants, flip through our photo gallery and share your memories of Western Heads East on our memory board.

With the inception of Western Heads East in July 2002, we introduced Africa's first probiotic yogurt. Since then, this grassroots program which combines global partnerships with local leadership, experiential learning, research, teaching and service, has made an incredible impact on lives in Africa and Canada.

Check this page regularly for event details, stories and to learn more about future plans for the program! 


20th Anniversary Celebration - October 6, 2022

Celebrate with Western Heads East supporters, past interns, faculty, staff and alumni!
October 6, 4-6 pm, The Great Hall, Western University. Registration coming soon!

What our Interns Say

Hear from our past interns about their journey, where they are now, and what they learned from their Western Heads East experience. 

Western Heads East Milestones

Take a look back at some key milestones and moments in our 20 year history!

Coming soon

20th Anniversary Research Webinar Series, September 21 to November 23

Learn about the impact of our work! From probiotics, to women's empowerment, to social enterprise, togther with our partners, Western Heads East research is helping to transform lives. More details coming soon.