Posted by Mukund Nori on Sep 09, 2011
ImageThe Club welcomed George Odora (September 7) who spoke to us about his life and his ambitions for his country and fellow citizens of Uganda (please see accompanying story). His visit to the US was sponsored by the Center for International Management Education (CIME), a non-profit organization founded by Richard Shriver. George spoke about being caught up in the civil war in Uganda and recruited as a child soldier. When the war ended, George completed school and then volunteered with the Dekeyser Foundation to help rebuild villages devastated by the Christmas Tsunami in The Philippines. He earned a scholarship and completed his civil engineering degree. He is now helping build houses for people displaced by the civil war and returning home to their villages.