Learning from Uganda Talk at Summit Old Guard
Thursday, October 25, 2012 • 8:32pm
Mr. Andrew Simon, Associate Professor in the Psychology department at Seton Hall, will speak at November 13 meeting of the Summit Old Guard at the New Providence Municipal Center. His presentation will focus on the efforts of Ugandan communities to come together and address the needs that are beyond the capabilities of the national government. As a result of civil war, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, Uganda is now home to over two million orphans. Grassroots organizations have emerged to provide food, medicine and education to the children, and act as advocates for these children. These efforts have led organizations to broad their mission and design programs for all citizens. Professor Simon says that by looking at the process of development, we are afforded a unique perspective on the power of social systems and why organizations take shape as they do. Professor Simon is currently working with non-profit agencies in Uganda.
All area 50-plus active men are invited to attend meetings of the Summit Area Old Guard on Tuesday mornings at the New Providence Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Avenue. A coffee hour starts at 9:15 that is followed by a 10 AM short business meeting. Old Guard members participate in sports, bridge, hikes, trips, plays, concerts and cultural events. Call Ralph Ortega at 908-244-4384 for more information or log on to the website: www.summitoldguard.homestead.com.