Ayaa Grace of Project Have Hope will speak at UD.

Oct. 5: Project Have Hope

Speaker to address war, poverty, and hope in Uganda

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11:53 a.m., Sept. 29, 2011--The University of Delaware Department of Medical Technology is co-sponsoring a talk by Ayaa Grace, “Uganda—War, Poverty, and the Hope of Tomorrow,” on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., in 101 Brown Laboratory. 

Grace is director of operations for Project Have Hope, which helps women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda change their lives and those of their families through the sale of handmade paper bead jewelry.

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Grace sought refuge for herself and her six children in Southern Uganda after her husband was abducted by rebels. The violence she witnessed in the north and her own traumatic experiences motivated her to adopt seven children and work to create a better life for them and others in the region.

Donations of women’s and children’s vitamins and school supplies will be accepted at the talk. The Department of Medical Technology also has an ongoing effort to collect and recycle empty ink cartridges campus-wide to support the project.

Grace’s presentation is sponsored by RSO Uganda Untold and the departments of Black American Studies, Medical Technology, Political Science and International Relations, and Women’s Studies.

For more information, contact Anna Ciulla at 302-831-2849 or aciulla@udel.edu.

Article by Diane Kukich

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