This profile was current as of 2019 when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Debora Paul Mulokozi is a research assistant working with Professor Rahul Oka on the institutionalization of poverty and the diversion of food vouchers, cash vouchers and aid-in-kind in refugee camps. Mulokozi also looks at the question of dignity and how it comes into play in these refugee camps as is related to the vouchers received.
On a personal level, Mulokozi conducted preliminary research in Tanzania through an Experiencing the World Fellowship during the summer of 2017 on the history of street-connected children in Tanzania, the society’s perspective of them and the effectiveness of contemporary solutions. She went on to conduct comparative research in Senegal during the summer of 2018 through a Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research grant on the importance of psychological support in the reintegration process of street-connected children that were formerly qur’anic students.
Thesis Title: The Significance of Alternatives to Formal Education in the Reintegration Process of Street Connected Children
Thesis Adviser: Paul Ocobock
Interested in improving access to education for street connected children and designing effective practices for their reintegration in the society.
With Professor Rahul Oka, I am researching the institutionalization of poverty and the misuse of food vouchers and in-kind aid in refugee camps in Kenya.