Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Days of Service is a month-long collective of service, during which alumni, students, faculty, and staff organize projects with causes and organizations to strengthen their communities.
This year, from April 1 through May 14, more than 1,350 SNHU volunteers served at 112 project sites from Maine to Hawaii, from Texas to Colorado, and from Calgary, Canada to Kigali, Rwanda, totaling more than 6,400 hours of service.
In April, SNHU’s GEM students and staff members from the Kiziba Refugee Camp campus in Rwanda organized a collection drive for supplies needed at a local hospital in the city of Kigali. Alumnus Sylvaine Nayituriki ’16, organizer of the event, said that in addition to bringing supplies to the hospital, the 35 SNHU volunteers also visited with patients.
“We met with women and children in the hospital. The staff and patients were so grateful for the SNHU community and the support we provided them. This was a very important experience for us,” Nayituriki said. The close-knit SNHU community in Rwanda plans to continue finding ways to connect with each other and improve the lives of those around them.