Students reflect on summer service program

first_imgEight Saint Mary’s seniors gathered in Carroll Auditorium on Monday night to discuss their experiences living in Uganda with the Sisters of the Holy Cross and working in the Moreau Nursery and Primary School and the Kyembogo Holy Cross Health Centre. Their travels were part of the College’s Uganda Summer Practicum, which brings nursing and education majors together for six weeks in the Toro kingdom and exposes them to the culture of the Kyarusozi community and the core values of the Sisters of the Holy Cross.Senior nursing majors Allison Campbell, Madison Carmichael, Therese Dudro and Jovita Lledo Munoz, along with senior elementary education majors Anna McClowry, Katie Price, Megan Shea and Katherine Soper shared their memories from the 2017 Practicum.McClowry said participating in the program helped her hone valuable skills, such as establishing a teaching schedule, collaborating with the other teachers and writing lesson plans the day before class.“You kind of have to get creative,” she said. “There are some days when you’re exhausted and overwhelmed, but when you walk into a classroom, and you have kids smiling at you, it honestly makes your heart smile. The students and teachers are really, really appreciative of all your work there, so just know that your presence is enough in those times that you feel exhausted or overwhelmed.”Dudro said students working at the Kyembogo Holy Cross Health Centre helped with outpatient care, inpatient care and lab tests. Most of the 20 inpatient beds, she said, were filled by patients who had contracted malaria.“Unfortunately for them, [malaria] is kind of like the common cold here,” she said.  “Everyone gets malaria. It can be really serious. We saw some people that were in critical condition, some young children, and it was really scary to see them so sick.”Prices said she felt an overwhelming sense of community while working.“The first thing [the sisters] do when you arrive is make sure that you have that sense of home,” Price said. “I remember … we pulled up in the van after traveling for five hours that day … and Sister Lillian came out, helped us with our bags and the first thing that she said was, ‘Welcome home.’ You knew right then that you were going to be taken care of and well-loved.”Daily mass and regular prayer helped students embrace the four core values of compassion, faith, prayer and community, Soper said.“Their faith life is unbelievable,” she said. “It is quite an opportunity to be able to live with the Sisters of the Holy Cross and in their community. You are right there with them. You are living out their faith life with them, and you are on that journey to Heaven with them.”Tags: education, nursing, Sisters of the Holy Cross, Uganda Summer Practicumlast_img read more

All available players will be considered for World T20 squad – chief selector Harper

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Despite a suggestion that veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle is no longer needed for T20s, Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief selector Roger Harper has made it clear that any available player will have a chance to be chosen for the regional side for the upcoming World Cup.He stated that position on Tuesday night, days after former Barbados and West Indies opening batsman Philo Wallace said there was enough depth in the team for them to move forward without 40-year-old Gayle.The Jamaican cricketer – still one of the most successful batsmen in the format with two centuries, an average of 32.54, and a strike rate of 142.84 for the West Indies – has ambitions of representing the regional side as they defend their T20 World Cup title in Australia.“I think all available players are part of our plan at this point,” Harper said Tuesday night on the Mason & Guest radio show in Barbados when asked about Wallace’s comments.“At this point we’re still trying to find out what’s our best combination, the best composition of the team…and seeking opportunities to determine that. But come the last month or so prior to the World Cup, we’ll have to try to really narrow that down so the players can all get used to playing together, and understand how each other performs in different situations, and they all understand what their roles are and how to go about it. But at this point everyone that’s available will be considered.”Harper added that between now and the time the squad is chosen for the World Cup, players have the opportunity to prove themselves worthy of being selected.“Certainly, there are lots of opportunities around and there are lots of competitions around, not just representing the West Indies but there are opportunities around where guys can showcase their skills and what they’re capable of and the form they’re in,” said the former West Indies spinner and coach.The 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the seventh edition of the tournament, is scheduled to run from October 18 to November 15.last_img read more

Transfer: Siasia’s Former Club, Nantes, Sign Moses Simon

first_imgSamson Siasia’s former club, FC Nantes have taken up the option to sign Moses Simon on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell and have handed him a four-year contract.Simon, 24, has signed a deal till June 30, 2024, to make him Nantes first signing for the new Ligue 1 season, according to French medium, Ouest-France.‘The Canaries’ paid five million Euros to La Liga side UD Levante as stipulated in the loan agreement. He was the team’s highest paid player on 150,000 Euros monthly.Simon, who has won 30 caps with Nigeria, scored nine goals and provided eight assists in all competitions for Nantes.He has previously played for AS Trencin in Slovakia and KAA Gent in Belgium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more