In Memory of Amanda
This website is dedicated in memory of Amanda Mundt who passed away on July 10, 2013. Amanda was a Development & Communications Intern at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). Her passion for human rights and empowering the most vulnerable in Haiti was an inspiration. Her death is a great loss for IJDH and for the world.
She began interning with IJDH at the beginning of 2013 and she quickly became a vital part of their team. When Amanda decided to look for a way she could make a difference in Haiti, she went to the BNID website and found the IJDH internship. Working closely with staff and other interns, she helped research and draft grant proposals, transfer and organize documents for their new website, spread the word of IJDH through media outlets, and continually support the work being done in Haiti to educate and advocate for human rights. She had taken 10 days off from IJDH to travel to Haiti and was then returning to finish the summer at IJDH and hopefully get college credit for extending the internship through her senior fall at Clark University.
Amanda was already committed to working for Haiti when she first sought out IJDH. When in high school, she worked with her father to establish the nonprofit Opportunities for Communities (OfC) and she traveled to Haiti to work with OfC regularly since that time. In 2011, she helped establish a summer school in Les Cayes, Haiti that promoted equitable learning for children. This blog post about the project: We Are All One: Amanda Mundt’s Amazing Summer captures Amanda’s extraordinary thoughtfulness, intelligence and commitment. She was returning from an OfC trip to Les Cayes on July 10 when she lost her life in a traffic accident.
Amanda truly embodied the mission of the Boston Network for International Development. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with Amanda’s family and friends.