Dear Friends and Family,
A lot has happened with EDGE over the past several months and we would once again like to thank each and every one of you for your continual support! We all genuinely appreciate it and know that without you, none of the success we had this past summer could have been possible.
The eleven EDGE members who traveled to Lingira Island, Uganda this past summer each had an unforgettable experience and were able to implement some amazing projects during their 5 week stay. Some of the projects include:
-donation of a grain mill to the secondary school
-Family Planning Association
-Global Studies curriculum
-Community Organizing workshops
-Girl’s soccer team
Back in Madison, students are back to work, researching and developing new projects to be implemented by the next group of students in the summer of 2010. This year, with students who have been to the island already and have a better idea of the conditions in the community, the projects are looking to be even more effective. The new bunch of passionate and driven EDGEsters are all very excited for the next trip to Uganda!
You can read more about the projects implemented this past summer as well as what is going on with the projects this semester on our blog at
A couple of weeks ago, on November 11, EDGE Project held its First Annual Banquet. It was a lot of fun and a huge success! We are so thankful to all of you who were able to attend, and make sure to look out for EDGE Project’s Banquet next year!
Thank you all so much once again for all of the support you continue to give us, it is truly inspiring. Without your generous donations, our work would never be able to reach the amazing people of Lingira Island who TRULY deserve it.
We will keep you posted on our progress, and make sure to follow us on our blog and new monthly newsletter, The EDGEside!
The EDGE Project Team