CSU Team Comes Together to Build Schools for Orphans in UgandaOn November 5, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
(soft music) – Hello, how are you! – Great. – That’s good. Education has become important! Education is one of the tools. You can overcome everything. – Robert has this amazing story and is this amazing person who has come to the United States and made so many friends here, including Laura, and then
Laura and Robert, together have done this amazing thing to build something in this village. And it’s reached a point where this trip is possible. – I thank you.
– I first met Robert when I was waiting for a ride one night after I got out of a class. He is a night custodian at CSU and he’s also from Uganda. Robert told me that he works to help support some people back home in his village of Bweyeeyo and one of his dreams was to build a school so that the kids in his village would have a place to get an education. I thought why doesn’t he tries in GoFundMe and spending five to 10 minutes to set up a GoFundMe link felt like the least I could do in that moment. We had no idea what we
would end up building. – That’s 750 pounds of science taken to Uganda. (clapping)
all right, team. – Welcome to Uganda, guys! (traditional African drumming) (city sounds) – Yes, my home everybody! – I thought we would try
and fund-raise enough money to send over a few suitcases
filled with T-shirts. Little did I know that that GoFundMe site would
allow us to build four schools four years later. This summer, I went to see the schools for the very first time. So this, I’m sure a lot
of classes happen in. – Each one was about 10,000? – Yeah, give or take. – So, the air pushes the water down… – With me was Brian Jones from
the Little Shop of Physics. – Whoa! (laughing) – He brought hands-on science curriculum. (children laughing) – We will use the lenses
to look at things. It’s awesome. I want to see, flowers. That’s nice. Yes! – Ah, yes. – Yeah. – Sista Laura. – When we got to Uganda,
we were really welcomed and embraced. We met kids whose stories broke us and we also met kids who have inspired us. – Now, we learn alphabetical letters. – Our story begins with one connection on a campus I went to every day. And our story has a beginning and it has a middle, and I just don’t really know what the end is.