On Dec. 10, 2009, three teams of Notre Dame MBA students departed South Bend for Kenya, Lebanon and Uganda as part of their Business on the Frontlines course. Following are their initial blog posts about their trips:
Hello friends and family. I am happy to say that we have arrived to Kenya without a hitch. Things are going well. We finished a very informative meeting with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) followed by a great african lunch. CRS is taking great care of us. We will be leaving very shortly to Kisumu and Homa Bay. We will write again with more details once we are there. There is a lot of great work being done here and we are greatful to be part of it. God Bless,Team Kenya
Just wanted to let everyone know. Team Uganda made it to Kampala safely. The weather is great, but a little rainy. Today, we will be traveling about 4 hours to Fort Portal, where we will be staying for three days. Excited for our first interviews.
Hey Everyone, We arrived safely in Beirut, have already done our first interview and started walking around the city. Initial impressions of the city are that while it does seem to be in recovery and people's outlook is optimistic, the signs of War are still very much present and not forgotten. The Military has a heavy presence on the streets and there are still a large number of shelled out and destroyed buildings. Tomorrow since it is Sunday and the Sabbath, we are taking a drive out to see the roman ruins out at Balbek. Hope all is well. Regards, Team Lebanon