S.E.R.V.E: Striving Earnestly to Reinforce our Values Everywhere #ProjectUganda Edition
“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
Through the S.E.R.V.E program the women of Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. aimed to educate the surrounding community on Pan-Africanism: The unification of all African countries, including the diaspora. The event was a panel discussion and served as a platform for constructive dialogue with an overarching theme of "strength in unity amongst all black people".
The discussion featured prestigious Afrikana Studies professors on Howard’s campus such as Dr. Carr, Dr. Kevin Washington, and Dr. Msia Clark along with ASB- Ghana Howard Director, Dr. Beverly Ammah Booker, and ASB-Ghana participants. These individuals, both African natives and African Americans who have visited the continent, shared their experiences with attendees resulting in the debunking of stereotypes and myths associated with African cultures. Real connections and commonalities between Africans and African American culture and traditions were also revealed.
In addition to these two achieved goals, the program also served as a kick off to our #ProjectUganda fundraiser, where all proceeds will be donated to St. Mary Kevin Orphanage Motherhood in Kajjansi, Uganda.
Our goal is to reach $3,000 in order to provide financial security for 4 deserving kids (2 young men and 2 young women) who were selected based upon merit and need. By providing support for these kids' education, it is our hope that they will continue to seek higher education post-grad in order to create a better life, not only for themselves, but for their surrounding community.
If you would like to donate to help us reach our goal, or would like more information on these 4 students, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/DST-ProjectUganda.