Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Students Making A Difference

[Student group Institute for Human Dignity at the Culberson's home]

The Kposowa Foundation would like to graciously thank the West Virginia University chapter of Institute for Human Dignity (IHD) for raising funds for the foundation. The funds will be used for rebuilding the dining hall and kitchen on the Bumpe High School campus.

Jim and Judy Culberson, Sarah's parents, hosted a picnic for the student group at their home in Morgantown, West Virginia. A check was presented to Kposowa Foundation Board Members Judy Culberson and Jerry McGonigle, who accepted on behalf of the foundation. Also present at the event was David Stewart, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at West Virgnia Univeristy.

Institute for Human Dignity (IHD) is a student group that is committed to making a difference on campus by building awareness of global issues. They are currently focusing on Africa, specifically Sub-Saharan Africa and Sierra Leone. IHD is also involved in Emergency, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides free of charge medical and surgical care in war-torn areas. They have programs in Sierra Leone including the only physical therapy department in the country.

One member shared his interest in issues facing developing African countries and his recent attendance of a speech forum sponsored by a student chapter of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMRF). He said that through all of this he has acquired an even deeper passion for what IHD is doing in Morgantown and The Kposowa Foundation in Sierra Leone.

IHD has an impressive agenda mapped out for 2008-2009. The foundation is looking forward to these events and more opportunities to interact with these impressive students.

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