Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Educate! has created a new model of education that capitalizes on the huge, untapped potential of youth to become the solution to the social challenges Africa faces. Educate! teaches a two year socially responsible leadership curriculum. It is not a traditional curriculum, rather one focused on the skills and experience students need to find solutions to poverty, violence, disease, and environmental degradation. The teachers are not traditional teachers, rather mentors who build powerful relationships that give youth confidence to lead change. And the classroom is the community itself, where the Educate! students start initiatives that work for the rights of all. Today, Educate! is working with 830 high-school aged youth across Uganda and developing a model of education that can be applied universally.
Through the Educate! program, high school students in Uganda, called Educate! Scholars, are empowered to start sustainable initiatives in their communities. Though a two-year social change curriculum, long-term mentoring, and alumni network, Educate! lays the foundation for students to become the next generation of socially responsible leaders.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but these storks are at least 3 feet tall. One could totally physically dominate me if I got between it and its garbage/food.
Apologies for the dearth of posts. The internet here is uber slow- pictures take hours to upload if I'm lucky. Just got back from an amazing four-day "cultural safari" that included hiking, basket weaving, candle making, jewelry making, and a land and water safari. I REALLY hope to be able to share some pictures in the next few days!