Service Trips

Kenya: Having the opportunity to work with the Caroline Wambui Mungai Foundation in Nairobi Kenya over a two week period, reignited my passion for education and equality . This was a refreshing feeling as being in higher education in the United States over the last few years, has been at times intense reducing the fun, intrigue and excitement. I saw an engaged and excited group of students who will stop at nothing as their eyes open with curiousity. Kenya, rich with a diverse group of people and natural settings that it is easy to fall in love with with this country.

Jamaica : Being from the Caribbean does not always open our eyes to the deeper social and environmental of the région. Having the opportunity to visit Jamaica with a gorup of Colgate students, opened my eyes to some of thèse issues. I had the opportunity to help build a house for a mom and her son, which really revealed just a samll taste of the need in the region.

New Orleans : House reconstruction in St Bernard Parish, LA in response to Hurricane Katrina relief. Four years after Hurricane Katrina, while there is evidence of significant progress in New Orleans, there is still a critical need for rebuilding in order to encourage families to return. The St. Bernard Project a local NGO has been working with volunteers in order to rebuild as many houses as possible for local residents. Colgate University volunteers were able to contribute to the rebuilding of two houses over the alternative break trip.