Events and Activities

Thursday, September 29

ASP Welcome Back Reception
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Katherine Mooney
Contact Phone:
412-648-1802
Contact Email:
kwm18@pitt.edu

Please join the African Studies Program family for a welcome back celebration! All students, faculty, and staff are welcome at this event. There will be food, friends, and merriment.

Friday, September 30

Round Table Conversations with Experts from the Field:
Education, Health, and Medicine
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Medi Bugembe, Alison Karnes, Dr. Mark Karnes, Victoria Nalongo
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Katherine Mooney
Contact Phone:
4126481802
Contact Email:
kwm18@pitt.edu

These experts will share their entrepreneurial field experiences working with populations in East Africa to provide education, shelter, healthcare and other basic social services. Students will have the opportunity to meet with them, hear their stories, ask questions, and learn about opportunities to get involved.

Wednesday, October 19

Let's Talk Africa
Service Learning in Africa: Green Hope
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Sean McCarthy
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Contact:
Katherine Mooney
Contact Phone:
4126481802
Contact Email:
kwm18@pitt.edu

Come learn about what service learning is, what you can get out of a service learning experience abroad in Africa, and how you can apply! Sean McCarthy, a senior at Pitt, will be recounting his own experiences in Tanzania over the past few years. He will also explain what Green Hope is and how students can get involved at Pitt. The Green Hope Orphanage, Inc. provides financial, administrative, and academic support to educational institutions in underserved, low-income communities in rural Tanzania.

"This past summer I went to relocate the school from Olgilai to Elboro. Some of what I did:
- Negotiate a rental contract with a land owner.
- Build a relationship with the Elboro village government & leaders.
- Work with a lawyer to construct a Tanzanian legal entity (NGO) to operate under in the future.
- Strengthen our Non-profit, Business, and Government contacts in Tanzania.
- Search for long term land and building solutions for Green Hope's future expansion."

For more information about Green Hope, please visit their website: http://www.greenhope.us/index