College of Idaho’s Anniella Kabitso ‘22 accomplished a lot over her summer. The sophomore returned to campus in late August after spending several months in her home country of Burundi working on a service project for Davis Project for Peace. The goal of her project was to reach out to the Twa minority group in Burundi, provide them with knowledge, skills and affordable electricity to a rural study center.
“The impact of this project was to help alleviate the number of dropouts,” Kabitso said. “It also brought to the region IT skills which is not really common back home especially in rural areas.”
Kabitso was unable to equip the study center with solar power because of a lack of sun in the region. Instead, her team offered to pay the electricity bill.
“Seeing their happy smiles in the end, that is something I will forever cherish,” said Kabitso, who is double-majoring in international political economy and psychology.
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