Students, faculty en route to east Africa

Western Today staff

A handful of students and faculty from Western Washington University are taking part in an international service-learning program in Kenya and Rwanda this winter.

The group is due to arrive in Kochia, Kenya, today; they'll be there until Feb. 17 before moving on to Gashora and then Kisimu, both in Rwanda, until early March.

Students and faculty will be blogging about their experiences at http://wwuineastafrica.wordpress.com/.

Overall, two faculty members and 14 students are on the trip. During their six weeks in country, the students will learn through classroom/discussion/lecture and applied learning and service opportunities.