Learning Beyond BordersCALLING ALL ARTISTS. We will be holding our Annual Art for Awareness auction from Nov. 26th-Dec. 15th this year! We are looking for artists in the Edmonton area who would like to donate their art to raise money for Kakooga and Rugaga Primary schools in Uganda. Artists will also receive 50% commission of each piece sold! If you or anyone you know is an artist who would like to support education and also sell their art, send us a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at 06:52 pmLike
Learning Beyond BordersA big thank you to everyone that came out to our Celebrating Uganda event earlier this year! Dr. Arif was able to deliver the map to the students of Kakooga Primary School. They loved seeing the places that UofA students had moved from and were surprised that they came from all over the world. Hopefully we’ll be able to bring them something next year too!07.10.2018 at 03:13 amLike
When you're looking for a snack on the streets of Uganda, the rolex you need to try isn't one that tells time. Made as an omelette and vegetables rolled up in chapati (flatbread), the rolex is one of Uganda's favourite street foods!
Here's a photo taken by Hannah Brooks Photography of a street stall and skilled vendor ready to start cooking!
RECIPE for the Ugandan rolex: http://www.inkampala.com/food/ugandan-rolex/21.08.2018 at 04:00 pmLike
Learning Beyond BordersShout out and congratulations to the University of Alberta Bridges to Prosperity Chapter on their project in Bolivia! With the hard work and perseverance of global citizens like them, we can support greater accessibility to education in remote communities.
https://www.folio.ca/u-of-a-students-build-bridge-to-help-bolivian-children-stay-in-school/26.07.2018 at 04:23 pmLike
Learning Beyond BordersWhile it has been a mix of rain and sunshine here in Alberta, in Uganda, June-August is the dry season. If you're still planning a vacation, this is a great time to go trekking or go on a safari in Uganda!
The photos below were taken just as the rainy season was taking off last year. Thank you to Hannah Brooks Photography for sharing these photos! Check out more from Hannah by visiting her FB page or website: https://hannahbrooksphotography.com/Learning Beyond Borders added 3 new photos.03.07.2018 at 04:25 pmLike
Learning Beyond BordersThe AEGY in Kamuli, Uganda are doing incredible work. By teaching both young girls AND boys about menstruation, they are ensuring menstruation is not something to fear or be ashamed of. They are ensuring young girls have access to resources and knowledge for menstrual hygiene.
It is NOT okay for young girls to lose educational opportunities due to stigma. Thanks for your inspirational work AEGY in creating equal access to education and thank you Alberta Council for Global Cooperation for sharing.
#DignityforAllGirls #GenderEqualityLearning Beyond Borders shared Alberta Council for Global Cooperation's post.29.05.2018 at 05:14 pmLike
Check out the rhythmic dancing at 0:47 or those mouth watering snacks at 0:25...mmmm 😋
Thanks for capturing this Taylor Moulton Media! Check out Taylor's website http://www.tsmoulton.com/ and instagram @taylormoulton https://youtu.be/wEdpGqWdlVc25.05.2018 at 09:23 pmLike
Learning Beyond BordersThis week's spotlight is on Rediet. When we talked about cultural exchange between Uganda and Canada, one thing Rediet envisioned for students in Canada was greater community building.
Inspired by his words (below), we encourage YOU to build the courage to talk to someone who may at first seem very different from you. There may be more common ground than you realize!
Have you had a chance to make a new friend recently? Tag them below and give them a shout out or compliment!17.05.2018 at 03:00 pmLike
To Rediet Degefu, Uganda is home. Having grown up in Uganda, he has been uniquely shaped by both his family's Ethiopian values as well as the Ugandan culture, building an outlook that reflects a bit of both communities. Despite the huge mix of nationalities represented in Uganda, everyone is warmly welcomed. In fact, this is what Rediet loves most about Uganda – the people are incredibly friendly and accepting!
One refreshing aspect of the Ugandan lifestyle he explains, is that there is greater freedom of time, allowing for more peace of mind. There is great emphasis on enjoying the moment, appreciating the life around you, and spending time with family.
What can we exchange?
In Rediet’s perspective, the time pressure among Canadians may be beneficial in some respects. He believes that better time management in Uganda would help with natural resource management and affecting more positive changes in the nation.
On the other hand, as an inspiration from Uganda, perhaps we Canadians need to strengthen our community bonds as well as our mindfulness and gratitude for the present and the opportunities we have.
Goals for LBB?
Rediet believes we should dream bigger! We have the opportunity and potential to make an even larger impact and that potential can only be reached by setting goals for the future. That said, we want to hear from you!
Comment below with some big ideas and goals - our exec team would love to work with you and bring them to life. If you're more comfortable sending a personal message, feel free to message our page!15.05.2018 at 12:00 amLike
Learning Beyond BordersLBB is excited about our new project – we’re putting the spotlight on you! We will be interviewing members of our community to share some new perspectives and stories on our page. Keep a look out! 😊08.05.2018 at 03:05 pmLike