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Monday, May 10, 2010

Getting Back to Uganda and Giving Back

We are getting close to the departure date and everyone is excited to finish finals and head to Uganda.  Since the last post we have added a service day at a primary school which we have visited in the past.  This year we will spend a portion of the time painting and working on cleaning up one of the school blocks.  The money for this endeavor was raised almost entirely by the family of one of the students on the trip (more on that in a later post - thank you so much!)!  Additionally one of the sororities on campus added some funds.  We are looking forward to giving back to the school which has been such a wonderful host in years past.  I hope this is the first of many such endeavors we will attempt in future years.  The faculty are excited for the opportunity to help out our colleagues in Uganda and looking forward to continue to work on formalizing  our relationship with MUBS so we can hopefully begin faculty and student exchanges.  Next week you will start to see posts from the students as this year's trip gets fully under way!

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