On March 30, 31 and April 1, 20 students traveled to Washington, D.C. to encounter the experience of a lifetime. They had the opportunity to align their fund raising with many organizations such as Congo Global Action and Women to Women International and attend conferences at the Holocaust Museum on DRC awareness. They also had the opportunity to present their check to their hero, Dr. Denis Mukwege, a surgeon at Panzi Hospital, who heals these women and children daily to help give them back some semblance of a normal life. The students also lobbied to increase assistance to these women and met with Joshua Williams, Legislative Aide to Senator Hillary Clinton.
This summer, students will attend the Mercy Leadership Conference and will brainstorm the next action steps for this cause. The School’s Mercy Day in September will include a walk for the DRC, more in-school service work, and possibly a guest speaker from Women to Women International. The students are even trying to communicate with the women of Panzi Hospital in a pen pal effort.
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