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Learning through Service
Located in the foothills of the Aberdare Ranges in Kenya, Africa,
Hillside is a community in need of clean water.
Offered in Summer 2013, "UW/CC Hillside Kenya Water Project" (EDCI 5480/EDEL 4975: International Studies - Kenya) can be taken as a credit or non-credit course.
You can earn PTSB and 1 - 3 undergraduate or graduate credit hours.
Travel to Kenya, where you will
- spend 12 days immersed in Kenyan culture
- offer educational services to the residents of the Huruma slum in Nairobi and the rural Mburu Gichua Elementary School
- construct a water point and surface runoff reservoir for a new well in Hillside
- explore Kenyan history, geography, cultures, languages, economy, education, archeology, paleontology, and zoology while on safari through Africa's natural wonderland
As a participant in the service learning course, you will
- provide the 2,000 residents of Hillside with an adequate supply of clean drinking water
- help to eradicate waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, bilharzia, and amoebisis
- assist women, who are responsible for fetching water for their household and who often walk up to 20 miles to the nearest river, by providing a water source closer to their village
- reduce school drop-out rates among girls, who like their mothers, are responsible for providing water for their families
- improve irrigation to solve the problem of food shortage and hunger that plagues the families of the Hillside community
Date of Travel: June 5 - 16, 2013 (Itinerary is subject to change)
Total Estimated Cost: $4,585
- December 15: $500 deposit due
- January 30, 2013: Air ticket purchased
- March 15, 2013: 25% of program cost due
- May 1, 2013: 75% of program cost due
Financial Assistance: Scholarships of up to $1,000 may be available for registered students. Additionally, UW students across the state may qualify for other scholarships such as the Cheney Study Abroad Scholarship. UW/CC Center students may also qualify for the Rocky Mountain Power Education Enhancement Grant.
Availability: Limited to 12 participants
Admission: To reserve your seat, mail a $500 deposit (checks payable to the University of Wyoming) by November 1 to University of Wyoming/Casper College Center, 125 College Drive, Casper, WY 82601. To pay with a credit card, call (307) 268-2713.
Contact: John Kambutu (307) 268-2584 firstname.lastname@example.org