Student Organization Spotlight: Ubuntu

Caitlin Maloney, Contributing Writer

Millions of children around the world have limited access to education, but the University’s Ubuntu Club is making strides toward decreasing that number. The University’s Ubuntu Club is an on-campus extension of the Ubuntu Education Fund, an international organization that provides educational support to underprivileged children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The organization only started at the University in January 2015, but has already made a large impact. Last semester, the group had fundraisers at Panera Bread and Pizza Phi and sold discount cards that provided University students with deals at eateries around Lewisburg, Pa. Most recently, the club spearheaded the Spotlight on Human Rights that took place Oct. 6 following the Solidarity March to celebrate diversity and increase awareness about human rights issues.

“The Bucknell community is always pushing me to excel and helping me to be successful and this encouragement embodies the idea of Ubuntu—I can be who I am because of everyone who surrounds me and helps me and it is so rewarding to contribute that support to those underprivileged children in Port Elizabeth,” Ubuntu Club President Meghan Belinsky ’18 said.

 

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