Initial reflection on backpack journalism

Ever since the end of my freshman year at Creighton University, I have uncovered an interest in understanding new cultures outside of my own. The Jesuit education has also reinvigorated a sense of wholeness with my fellow man. With this connectivity comes a sense of purpose in ensuring the health and wellness of others. An intrigue in social justice and service for others has had a major impact on my life as a college student.

The Uganda Backpack Journalism class provided an opportunity to fulfill both of these personal interests. It is a gateway to a culture starkly different from the America I experience. With that said, one question that I hope to be able to answer conclusively at the end of this trip is if this project did indeed improve (or will improve) at least one less fortunate person. Time will tell.

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