We are SO HAPPY that school children from North Carolina are intrigued and following our mission. We will create a presentation for these children when we return....
Dear Dr. Kocis,
Hello! I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. I recently read an article in the UNC-CH Tar Heel Daily about your medical group's trip to Uganda. Your work inspired and intriguied me, and I was wondering, if there is any way, if a member of your group could share what you all did in Uganda with my students here at the Duke School for Children.
Our seventh graders are currently studying a unit on Africa, and one class is devoted to studying contemporary health issues that affect specific tribal groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. Right now they are reading articles and analyzing data, but I can sense that they are finding it difficult to grasp how people are affected day-to-day and to realize that people are suffering right now.
Ideally, a presentation at our school would reach the most number of our students, but if your group is already planning to present in a venue that is appropriate for our students to attend, we would love to encourage our students to be there. In any case, thank you for leading us to become a more compassionate and global-thinking community.
Seventh Grade Humanities Teacher
Duke School for Children
3716 Old Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705