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UMobile School of Education Students Receive Hands-on Experience in Uganda

University of Mobile School of Education students will gain hands-on experiences through an international service project in Uganda June 24-July 5. UMobile students participating in the project will teach students from another culture and share their educational ideas with teachers in hosting schools.

Dr. Nancy Huff, professor of human performance and exercise science, will lead the project. She will also consult with institutes of higher learning in Uganda regarding plans for a teacher’s training academy.

“The students will have opportunities to study the history, geography and culture of Uganda as well as tutor students and teach lessons in a Christian school setting,” said Huff.

In addition to working with the Acholi people in the northern part of the country, part of the project team will also teach sewing skills to women and students in the area.

The project is part of UMobile’s University Missions program, which has sent more than 1,500 participants on short-term mission trips to 44 nations since the program began in 1992. Teams are led by University of Mobile faculty members, and participants may be involved in a variety of activities, from building a chapel or teaching English to providing basic medical services or leading prayer, worship and Bible study for all ages.

Students participating in the project include:
Cierra Giles, a junior from Gilbertown, Ala.
Tabitha Pierce, a freshman from Mobile, Ala.
Megan Pike, a graduate student from Wagerville, Ala.
Emily Rogers, a sophomore from Chelsea, Ala.

The international service project is sponsored in part by First Baptist Church of Wilmer and the Chickasaw Baptist Church women’s missionary union, which are also sending church members on the trip. First Baptist Wilmer sponsors the academy and has sent three building teams ahead of the UMobile teaching team.

For more information, contact the University of Mobile at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222, or visit www.umobile.edu.
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