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Remote Collaboration for spring Innovation and Design 2021 cohort

By Caroline O’Sullivan (’21) Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, 72 Notre Dame Innovation and Design Students, instructed by Professor Wendy Angst, worked with Saint Bakhita’s Vocational Training Center (SBVTC), an all-girls-vocational school in Northern Uganda. According to the United Nations, upward of 700,000 Ugandan girls between the ages of 6-12 have never attended school. EvenContinue reading “Remote Collaboration for spring Innovation and Design 2021 cohort”

Discovering an Opportunity: Sophia’s St. Bakhita’s Visit Reflection

Sitting in silence, I watched as Elizabeth’s cousin mopped the floor of their two-room house, ashamed that I had not removed my muddy boots before entering. I had been invited to meet Elizabeth’s twin sister, which led to a short walk out of the gates of St. Bakhita’s to a row of small apartments whereContinue reading “Discovering an Opportunity: Sophia’s St. Bakhita’s Visit Reflection”

Finding a Sense of Purpose in Life: Bruce’s St. Bakhita’s Visit Reflection

I’m a proponent of the idea that everyone should strive to be a global citizen: someone who actively strives to participate in and understand diverse cultures found around the world, learning to view perceived differences as opportunities for collaboration, empathy, and innovation. Between traveling to Uganda in March and continuing the project stateside today, workingContinue reading “Finding a Sense of Purpose in Life: Bruce’s St. Bakhita’s Visit Reflection”

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