Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
King’s College Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5957
May 7, 2018 – A group of students from King’s College will participate in a three-week study abroad experience in Uganda, East Africa, this summer. The program includes stays in Entebbe, Jinja, Fort Portal, Masindi, and Kampala.
King’s College students participating in the program are Jeremy Henegan, junior, criminal justice, Newton, N.J.; Tiana Kilbourn, junior, early childhood education, West Wyoming; Gabrielle Longchamp, senior, neuroscience, Flemington, N.J.; Brianne Maluda, freshman, physician assistant studies, East Stroudsburg; Madison May, sophomore, business management, West Sayville, N.Y.; and Abigail Strennen, sophomore, exercise science, McMurray. In addition, Eamon Tuttle of Kingston, a freshman international political economy major at Georgetown University, will join the group.
Titled “Environment, Health, and Education: Touching the Future in Uganda,” the program features a number of activities, including a week of engagement with students and staff at Holy Cross Lakeview Senior Secondary School and at the Benedictine Sisters health clinic in Jinja; a tour of a tea plantation and processing cooperative with King's alumnus Joseph Rwabuhinga near Fort Portal; a visit to the Sisters of the Holy Cross sponsored Moreau Primary School and Kyembogo Holy Cross Health Centre in Kirinda; interactions with staff and clients of non-governmental organizations focused on school construction; access to water and sanitation; women's empowerment through writing; and encounters with wildlife and environmental resources at Mabira Reserve, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, and Murchison Falls National Park. The group will also visit the headquarters for the District of East Africa of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
This program is designed to broaden students’ cultural perspectives; recognize the benefits and costs of investing in education, eco-tourism, and access to water and sanitation; educate the group on global dynamics in terms of the political and economic life in Uganda; and recognize the impact of the Holy Cross community on Ugandan education, health care, and religious life.
Dr. Margarita Rose, professor of economics at King’s College, is program director. Renata Evan, coordinator of short-term faculty-led programs abroad, assisted in developing the program.
Participating in the short-term study abroad experience to Uganda, pictured from left with Renata Evan, coordinator of short-term faculty-led programs abroad, are: Abigail Strennen; Gabrielle Longchamp; Tiana Kilbourn; Madison May; Jeremy Henegan; Brianne Maluda; and Dr. Margarita Rose, professor and chair of the economics department. Absent from photo: Eamon Tuttle, Georgetown University.