UConn is hosting 40 college student leaders from West and North Africa taking part in two Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship. The purpose of these institutes is to promote a better understanding of the U.S. abroad and help to develop future world leaders through exploring the principles of democracy and fundamental American values such as individual rights, freedom of expression, pluralism and tolerance, and volunteerism.
The student leaders participated in Hunger 101, a role playing simulations of the challenges people face putting food on the table. Many of the participants were surprised so many obstacles exist in getting basic aid. The group also is weeding and helping out at the 4-H Foodshare garden at Auer Farm in Bloomfield and sorting produce at the regional market. We are grateful for taking time out of their intense schedule to lend a hand and make a difference.