Article by Dawna Lee Heising
Union College, Engeye, and the residents of Uganda’s Ddegeya Village have embarked on a novel partnership that has the potential to change many lives. A plan conceived by Union College professor Hal Fried and associate dean of students and director of Minerva programs Tom McEvoy grants select Union College recipients annual travel stipends to live in rural Uganda at the Engeye Health Clinic for eight months and undertake a project of their choice. From teaching and health care to advancing electricity and running water efforts, the stage is theirs to choreograph and implement their personal visions. Upon their return to the United States, the recipients will inspire fellow students when they co-teach Professor Fried’s innovative Social Entrepreneurship course.