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Kony 2012 and the Walsh University Response: Empowering the People of Uganda

What's New, 2012-03-21

You may be familiar with the "Kony 2012" video that's been viewed by over 70 million people and calls attention to the devastating conflict in northern Uganda. What you may not know is that for several years, Walsh University students and faculty have been involved in projects in northern Uganda, the area victimized by the LRA in the "Kony 2012" video.

Walsh University graduate students and faculty have been involved in a "train the trainer" project with the Archdiocese of Gulu. The project creates a cadre of para-counselors with abilities to provide grief counseling and conflict resolution to this war-torn region. Recently, a team led by our Provost, Dr. Laurence Bove and our Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Christopher Petrosino traveled to Gulu to consult on curriculum, administration, and facilities for a new university which the Archbishop has founded.

Additionally, for the last four years in southern Uganda, Walsh undergraduate students and faculty have directed a project which provides microfinancing loans to women in the Ziika Village. The work of our students and faculty help this women formulate sustainable business goals which directly benefit the economy of this community.

Walsh also offers a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership to local Ugandan students. There are currently 125 Ugandans enrolled in the program which offers Ugandans an opportunity to bring best practices in educational administration to their home schools and districts without incurring the expense of traveling and studying in the U.S.

For more information regarding any of these programs or to offer your support, please e-mail goglobal@walsh.edu