Dozen ND Students to Visit Three U.S. Province Schools in East Africa

Jinja Uganda students

At least three Holy Cross U.S. Province schools in the East African city of Jinja, Uganda, will be among those visited by a dozen University of Notre Dame students this summer.

The two-week trip is sponsored by Play Like a Champion Today through the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Notre Dame Department of Athletics. The aim of the program is educational research and to build character through youth sports.

According to Damian Kearney, associate program director of PLACT, the trip will include stops in at least three Bugembe Parish schools: Holy Cross, St. Andrew and St. Jude. ND students will conduct a couple of days of sports competitions there, he said.

The trip is the end result of a collaboration between the Catholic Church and the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports.

Leading the effort are Kevin Dugan, manager of youth and community programs for the ND Athletics Department, and Clark Power, professor of education and psychology and founder of PLACT.

The District of East Africa is one of the international missions of the U.S. Province.

For more on the program, read the Notre Dame Newswire.

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