BWB has two annual international trips, one to Peru and one to Tanzania. These trips are student led and provide an opportunity for students to experience different cultures, as well as make a sustainable impact in the local community.
This summer, 5 U of M students will be going to Tanzania for 6 weeks. Some of the projects we will be working on while there include giving computer lessons to the students at Bukoba Secondary School, bringing donations to a school for albino and disabled students, working with an organization called House of Grace who works with a leprosy colony, and working in a village outside of Bukoba (Kamachumu) with the organization KAVIPE, whose goal is to empower orphans, widows, and the indigenous community through projects that produce effective and sustainable development outcomes. Students will also have to opportunity to observe day to day operations at a local hospital to observe firsthand the disparities in international healthcare. The last week of the trip we will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro through the sponsored project by House of Grace to help raise funds to build a community center for those outside of Shinyanga affected by Hansen's disease.
We will depart MSP at 1:00 pm on May 17th and will return on July 2nd at 12:20 pm.