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April 7, 2013

OU students put spring break to good use in service trip to Uganda

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“Attorneys have so much to offer there and we were able to lay groundwork for future women’s rights efforts, and we’d really like to see law students continue that,” Engel said.

Though basic comforts like electricity or hot water were not a part of their week, each student returned having had the Spring Break of a lifetime.

“I talked to friends who complained about how much fast food they ate over spring break, while I helped kids who were so hungry they ate insects on the playground — I feel like my week was a lot more satisfying,” Stricklin said.

“It reminded me of why I want to be a lawyer in the first place,” Laizure said. “I wanted to see the physical results of work — law school is a lot of test-taking and grades but that’s abstract. I wanted to see something I’d done take shape, I wanted to feel the community pull and I did. It was amazing.”

“You can’t talk enough about the personal fulfillment, it can’t be described. It was life-changing,” Engel said.

For more information on Pros for Africa and the St. Monica Girls Schools, visit www.prosforafrica.com.

 

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