SIFE Business Students Depart for “Tech for Africa” Trip

Students on the College of Charleston’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team have purchased 11 laptops with the help of their partners, Possibilities Without Borders, Inc. and the School of Business , and are ready to leave for their global outreach trip to Cameroon, Africa, where they will distribute the technology at local elementary schools in the developing nation.  Follow their experiences in Cameroon at http://www.technologyforafrica2.blogspot.com/

The trip is part of the Technology for Africa program, supported through the Possibilities Without Borders, a non-for-profit organization. 

The 11 laptops with installed software will be hand carried by our business students headed to Cameroon.

The SIFE students have raised over $20,000 to invest in the education and empowerment of students in Cameroon.  The money was used to purchase the laptops and SmartBoard Technology as well as for travel expenses for the experiential learning trip. 

 

Students Brittany Errico, Courtney Marous, Will Munce and Carolyn Upchurch along with Dr. David Desplaces, assistant professor of international business, will journey to Cameroon to deliver, install, and teach the students and teachers about the technology and how it can benefit them.  During the ten-day trip, students will educate and share their experiences with local school-aged children and the communities on topics related to economic development including entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and business ethics.

Armed with the technology and business lesson plans and curriculum, the students are proud that their efforts have paid off and look forward to putting the tools in the hands of children and teachers in Cameroon.

About the School of Business
College of Charleston’s School of Business offers five undergraduate programs, an honors program, an M.S. in Accountancy and an MBA.  Approximately 1600 undergraduate and graduate students attend from as far away as China, Germany and Brazil. The faculty has research expertise in areas such as global logistics, hospitality and tourism, political economics, financial investment, bankruptcy, business intelligence, and sustainable business practices. Visit http://sb.cofc.edu/ to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty and Centers of Excellence.

For more information on Possibilities Witout Borders, visit www.possibilitieswithoutborders.org.

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