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KIU Partners with Clemson University for Service-Learning Grant Funding


We are excited to announce a service-learning grant collaboration with Clemson University in South Carolina, USA. Clemson University is a nationally ranked public, land-grant university classified as a Tier 1 research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Our Deputy Vice-Chancellor KIU-WC Prof. Patrick Kyamanywa and the Dean, Digital School of Open, Distance & E-learning Dr. Annah Amani of Kampala International University, in collaboration with Dr. Lu Shi, Dr. Kathleen Cartmell and Dr. Shirley Timmons of the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University have won a seed fund grant to strengthen the partnership between KIU and Clemson University.

This grant was made possible by the Schwehr Family Global Service‐Learning Endowment established by Michael William Schwehr and his wife, Linda Pogue Schwehr, along with Michael’s two daughters, Laurel Michelle Schwehr and Victoria Leigh Schwehr. The Schwehr family wishes to ensure valuable resources are available for global student engagement in the developing world. 

Our Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo will lead a delegation to visit Clemson University and further solidify the collaborative partnership.

Global Service Learning

Global Service Learning is an emerging, holistic practice that encompasses service experiences both in the local community and abroad (Dawn Whitehead, 2015). It is a community‐driven service experience that employs structured, critically reflective practice to better understand common human dignity; self; culture; positionality; socio‐economic, political, and environmental issues; power relations; and social responsibility, in local and global contexts (Hartman, Kiely, Friedrichs, & Boettcher, 2015).