August 26, 2010

Australian Student Visits AGYA, Discusses Partnership

Dharnae Kern is the definition of a global thinker. Originally from Australia, she will graduate in 2012 from the University of Melbourne where she is studying commerce, the sciences, and German. In the past 60 days, she has traveled to Paris, London, Kampala, Rwanda, and Nairobi!

For 10 days in July, Dharnae visited the AGYA Community Center where she interacted with urban youth and started discussions with AGYA Co-Founder, Abraham Matovu about partnership opportunities between AGYA and GAPS (Global Aid Partnerships).

GAPS is a student organization at the University of Melbourne that aims to build sustainable partnerships between organizations and communities in the developed and developing world.

Currently, GAPS has a number of development projects in Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana in the fields of education, medical development and community development. The partnership with AGYA would represent the first Uganda project for GAPS. Similarly, the collaboration with GAPS would represent AGYA’s first time hosting a group of student volunteers from Australia. Within the next six months, AGYA and GAPS will work towards finalizing a strategic plan outlining the details of the partnership and the GAPS service-learning trip to Uganda!