Dear EDGE supporters and friends,
In the past month, the EDGE Project has officially reassembled on the UW-Madison campus, with members returning from their hometowns, jobs and internships, and from countries throughout the world. We are also thrilled to welcome many new members to the organization. The student organization fair gave us an awesome opportunity to talk to many fellow students about the EDGE Project, international development, social issues, and our work in Uganda. We are excited to continue to grow and work with both new and old members in the coming year.
The past few weeks we have heard from partners and friends in the developing world, who gave us perspectives to think about as we go forward with our own discussions and project plans. Last week, Barry Driscoll, a graduate studentin the UW-Madison Political Science department shared his perspective of international development work from his experiences working and studying different aspects of the development field. The knowledge he shared, as well as the discussion he facilitated, helped us think how the EDGE Project fits into the world of international development and how our projects and direction may evolve and improve in the future. In the coming weeks, we will be hearing from other professors and speakers to help us think about broader questions concerning development. This sharing of knowledge will allow us to continue to effectively support community led change in Lingira.
Additionally, we have been happy to hear updates from Lingira and continue to support the community in which ever ways we can from Madison. In the coming weeks, Women Rights Initiative (WORI), will be returning to the island to facilitate counseling training for teachers at the secondary school. We are excited to support this training and help ensure that students have access to resources and an academically supportive environment. The counseling training will also help build upon the knowledge and awareness about health and rights that WORI shared during a workshop at the secondary school this summer. We look forward to hearing about the progress of this project and the results of the trainings.
As we move forward into the semester, we are thankful for your continued support. You may follow us on our blog for more details about our progress. Please keep in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org or by talking with any EDGE member. We love hearing from you!
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