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May 8, 2008

Honors Presentations

I Quite liked the honors presentation for Development goal number three Gender equality. I don’t quite know why this one stood out. They presented some good statistics, like that 20% more male children go to school in the Central African Republic and of the entire student body, 20% more male students complete school than female students. I think project unity, which they covered in their presentation, sounds like a good start to getting at the current problem. I would have liked to know a bit more in depth about it however. Education certainty is a big problem in the world and the fairness between genders can be even larger of a problem since many cultures, like ours once and still does to a lesser extent, put women on a lower pedestal then men.

May 1, 2008

Service Day 6

Today I put up some more posters around the building on my own this time as I've started to get a hang of the layout of the place. After that I worked a bit on a data entry project, entering names and phone numbers of some of Ann's contacts into Excel.

Service Day 5

Today I mainly sorted a huge pile of scholarship forms into alphabetical order. This took mostly the whole time. I kept seeing things that I wish I had looked into when I was in high school, but most of them were summer programs so I probably would have been too lazy to pursue them then.

Service Day 4

Today I went over some attendance sheets checking off names of people who had attended an information session so that they could be excused from class. I also went around the school with another volunteer from south high and put up some informational posters.