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.
Events and Activities
Thursday, September 29
Friday, September 30
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
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