October 7 — Stories from student trip to Uganda

Contact: Magdalene Melvin, mmelvin@champlain.edu

Where and when: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Malayaka House Monday: Info Session and Student Stories

From Maggie Melvin: “Last May a group of 10 Champlain students spent three weeks in Entebbe, Uganda volunteering at the Malayaka House orphanage. They were pleased to have the opportunity to share their experiences with faculty and staff at an event over the summer.  From that event we received a tremendous amount of support as well as requests for more information and to present again during the academic year when more faculty and staff might be available.

On October 7th the Center for Service and Civic Engagement will be hosting a brown bag lunch with special guest Amy Carst from the Malayaka House. Students will speak about their experience, we will show a short 16 minute about the organization, and learn about the Malayaka House’s newest initiative Bobo’s Coffee.

Bobo’s Coffee is delicious fair trade coffee from Uganda. Currently coffee beans are shipped to the US and then roasted and sold to support the Malayaka House. Amy Carst, founder of Bobo’s Coffee will join us to share how this initiative is raising money to purchase a coffee roaster in Uganda to support educational training and jobs.


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