Summary of a Keynote Speaker

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“Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.”  ~Sherry Anderson (Volunteer Appreciation Quotes…). These exact words can be used when describing the life of Alice Mikolyzk. There simply is not a better way to depict her as a volunteer and an intern, except for labeling her as “priceless.” As a theology student and a graduate of Fordham University in New York, Alice Mikolyzk, a Kulika Uganda (a charity in Uganda established to aide those in need) intern, stayed in Uganda for three months and made it her mission to help those in need. Mikolyzk shared some of her experiences as an intern for Kulika Uganda, while lecturing students of Loyola University Chicago on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 8:30-9:45a.m. in the Simpson Multi-Purpose room. “Kulika is a charity based in Uganda committed to improving the livelihoods of those most in need through community development and education” (Kulika: Community…). Kulika also specializes in the provision of educational scholarships for East African students (Kulika: Community…). “Kulika was founded in 1981 by chief executive, Elijah Kyamuwendo, whom in Mikolyzk’s words, “is a great man” (Mikolyzk)! “Kulika’s mission is to support community development initiatives and train future farmers to become trainees” (Mikolyzk). Mikolyzk informed the students about four major projects that associate with Kulika, which are CADeP, Kaberamaido, Kamuli, and Nakasongola. “CADeP abbreviates for community agricultural development program and is a program that trains religious communities from all over Uganda in the art of sustainable organic agriculture” (Kulika: Community…). “Currently there are 13 men and women religiously trained since 2005 and 22 districts involved” (Mikolyzk). Kaberamaido focuses on women and supports those that “have suffered over 2 decades of insecurity through knowledge & skills in Sustainable Organic Agriculture & income generating agriculture” (Kulika:...
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