Minerva Fellow Sarah Yergeau ’10 is looking for help from the campus community as she works to collect books for St. Gertrude’s Nakateete, a primary school in Uganda where she has taught math and English.
Yergeau would like to donate three sets of 30 books to each class in the school, which ranges from kindergarten through seventh grade. Currently, the school’s 300 children complete their English curriculum without the benefit of books to read.
Yergeau has a wish list of specific books, including classics by Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl. She also is accepting monetary donations. Donations can be made through a PayPal account, and books can be dropped off with Associate Dean of Students and Director of Minerva Programs Tom McEvoy in the Reamer Campus Center.
For more information on the project and to see the full list of books requested, visit http://stgertrudes.bbnow.org.
The Minerva fellowships were designed to instill in new Union graduates an entrepreneurial approach to social problems and a lasting commitment to people in developing countries.