This month, as students from Colorado and Florida gathered for a rooftop barbecue in Kampala, Uganda, with African leaders to build global partnerships, collaborations and relationships, someone very powerful tried to tear them down.
MBA students in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, find that the skills they learn have uses outside the classroom. In fact, they’re equipped with the tools and knowledge they need to make an impact in communities around the world.
Some 8,000 miles away from the University of Denver campus, Ugandans are receiving the training they need to enter the workforce and improve their quality of life. The initiative — known as the Hospitality In-Service Training Program — is a partnership featuring DU, the Global Livingston Institute (GLI) and Staffable.
“TUDSA is pleased to have attracted the support of GLI and Global in Uganda,” said Michael Okiro-Emadit, TUDSA Country Director. “We would like Uganda to become a center of excellence for bringing services to people living with Down syndrome. This is doable if we all put our hands and minds to it.”
Ryan Grundy, who is associate director of the Global Livingston Institute, adds Rwandan President Paul Kagame welcomed the two recent graduates of a Denver School of Science and Technology campus, the park’s manager and others to his home and farm on Sunday.