Monday, March 7, 2011

Service Learning Project in Kenya – Info Session March 8

Come to an information session on Tuesday, March 8, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Auerbach 421 to learn about a unique opportunity to help support community development in Kenya this summer!

"Entrepreneurial Development & Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Kenya" is a three-credit program that will take place from July 25 – Aug. 7, 2011.

Students can choose one course from the following options:

- AUCX 190 ST: Entrepreneurial Development and Sustainable Agriculture in Kenya
- PHI 270W: Mind and Nature
- ES 496: Engineering Research
- SOC 446: Readings in Sociology

This service learning project is designed to support community development in rural western Kenya. Students across disciplines will get hands-on experience working collaboratively with faculty in developing projects centered on improved health and productivity, clean water supply, and sustainable agribusiness. They will also assist in supporting grass roots democracies in which the communities have a major role in designing, generating, monitoring, and maintaining projects. Students will learn a great deal about traditional societies and the complexities that emerge in the interplay between high tech cultures and ancient values and practices.

Cost: $4,575
Includes: International airfare from the U.S. to Kenya, tuition, accommodation, in-country transportation and most meals.

Application materials and scholarship information are available online.

Dave Pines: or 860.768.4560
Marcia Hughes: or 860.768.5694

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