Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Presentation on International Service projects:

3 Ways to International Service


Pittsburgh Africa Project DVD from Northern Uganda

Wednesday, March 28, 9 – 10pm

G24 Cathedral of Learning


Eric Hartman has interviewed, cooperated with, directed and followed individuals involved with international service projects on several continents and in numerous countries. He recently organized the promises and pitfalls of the primary approaches in an article in Transitions Abroad's spring 2007 Student Guide. Come learn how you can serve abroad: as an individual going alone, with a student-initiated and organized group, or through a university-sanctioned program. The presentation will include a breadth of opportunities for everyone – and consider nuts and bolts questions like finances, community concerns, program stability, personal freedom, and safety.


UN Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland has called the situation in Northern Uganda one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.

Over 25,000 children have been abducted to serve as soldiers.

Over 1.5 million people are living in makeshift camps for Internally Displaced People.

Last summer Pitt Graduate Megan Young visited Northern Uganda to do her part in collecting stories and raising awareness. Through the Pittsburgh Africa Project, Megan developed a video chronicle and has helped raise funds to improve children's access to education in Northern Uganda. Come view the Africa Project DVD documentary and learn how you can make a difference with international service too. Megan Young will be present with Africa Project Director and Pitt Graduate Peter Okema, who has recently returned from participation in Peace Talks relating to the region.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th @ 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Room G24 Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh


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