The Center Takes a Hike

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The Center for Entrepreneurship gathered over 20 students to do the infamous Six Waterfalls Hike.  It was a real treat to be with some of my best and brightest students outside of the classroom.  The hike is pretty tough, so I worried some of my students would struggle.  To my pleasant surprise, they handled the hike with ease.  I should have known better.  Although none of my students had been on this hike before, they all grew up in this jungle, and many did the hike in flip-flops or barefoot twice as fast as the rest of us.

The Center had a great first year.  We managed to start several small businesses, host successful competitions, and complete several workshops.  Most recently, we learned that two participants of the Grant Writing Workshop received grants from the Global Green Fund.  One participant will receive around $5,000 to build a water catchment system in her village, while the other also received $5,000 to help start a meat processing center here at the College to manufacture local pork products.  I am extremely proud and feel immensely lucky to be a part of the Center and look forward to our next year.

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3 comments

  1. cousinkaren · May 16, 2016

    Awesome, Mason. Enjoy hearing how the local community works to make their community work for them and grow. Fantastic!

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  2. Maurice Libbing · May 17, 2016

    That is so great Mason! The hike looked super fun for them and your center is doing wonderful things!! So proud of you and your students!

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  3. Maurice Libbing · May 17, 2016

    actually it was Momma Gail….:D

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