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Annual Report 2010-2011

The report reflects the activities of our second year. It presents individuals and organizations who were involved in the process. It also discusses our work with Global Issues Club at RBHS and HHS.

Table of Contents

Letter from President of the Board of Directors Letter from Executive Director GILD 1.1 Mission 1.2 Strategic planning GILD Board members GILD Staff GILD Programs 2.1 Leadership Seminar 2.2 Sharing our world GILD Schools 3.1 Rock Bridge High School 3.2 Hickman High School Financial Report Outcomes Contributors

Letter from President of the Board of Directors If there was ever a time when it was imperative to mind your neighbors business, it is now. Global Issues Leadership Development does just that, by building and instilling skills and awareness amongst the youth about what is affecting our world. In Kinyarwanda they say Igiti kigororwa cyicyiri gito which roughly translates to a tree is tended to while still young. Therefore, it is important to be involved in making sure that these young men and women become curious, aware, excited, and eager to find out more about what is going on, and more so to do something about it. If there was ever a time where I witnessed determination, hard work, patience, dedication and inspiration, it was this past year working with Nadege. Her never ending efforts to bring about changesmindset changes, breakthrough changes, simple changes, and most importantly changes that positively impact the life of othersis nothing short of exceptional. Almost single-handedly, Nadege rolled out the GILD red carpet and in two years things just keeps on getting better. If there was ever a time I felt privileged to join an organization, it was when I joined this one. Watching GILD grow and climb higher and higher ladders has been a fulfilling journey. I have been honored to serve as President of the Board and honored to have witnessed opportunity being turned into a summon for action that is beyond rewarding. If there was ever a time where GILD could have been, it is as we go along. As we go on to achieve greater heights we have to bear in mind the essence of time. If there was ever a time to prepare our future generation, it was this past year and will continue to be next year and the next one to come.

Best, Tessy Rusera

Letter from Executive Director One of the world leaders that continue to inspire me is Nelson Mandela. He said, For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. This quote taught me that it was not enough to set myself free but that I have to find a way to set others free in my personal and professional life. In my professional life, I chose a career that will teach the younger generation to grow behaving in ways that respect and enhance the freedom of others. I am a fierce believer that as young people, we understand our responsibility to our community and our capacity to effect positive change, with this inspiration in mind, that I started GILD. In high school, I was given the opportunity to learn about the world and to contribute in a positive manner. After college, I was excited to return to high school and present the same opportunities to students. I was eager to teach students that they have an opportunity to become socially conscious when they learn about the world and choose to change their behaviors. I also want to teach that high students have an opportunity to utilize their interests and skills to benefit others. With one year under our belt, the journey to our second year was overwhelmingly rewarding. I watched our students connect with each other and learned about the world and I felt privileged to have the opportunity to take part. At Rock Bridge High School, students planned successful events and raised money for three organizations. They even helped bring a teacher from Uganda to come learn about our education system. Their events were very well-attended, an indication that they were able to connect with their peers. At Hickman High School, we brought back our conference and hosted the 4th Annual Goodwill Conference: Crossing Borders, Connecting People. This year, students focused on the Middle East. Experiences like these affirm the need for our work. As we teach high school students about global issues, we can provide a platform for them to merge their skill and interest to serve other people.

Sincerely, Nadege Uwase

GILD Mission GILD is a nonprofit organization created to help promote human rights through youth afterschool programs to generate behavioral change among participants. The youth after school programs that we work with are called Global Issues Club, and they are operating within Hickman High School (HHS) and Rock Bridge High School (RBHS) in Columbia, Missouri. GILD partners with businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and communities to provide educational information and hands on practice in the form of leadership training and curriculum development. We recognize that there is a global connection of communities; thus our purpose is to create a holistic understanding of human rights. In essence we: a) Develop and foster leadership skills among youth. b) Holistically educate participants on global human rights concerns. c) Provide hands on service opportunities for participants. d) Encourage youth towards globally and socially conscious behaviors. GILD Board Members PresidentTessy Rusera Tessy Rusera is a young Rwandese woman devoted to making a change in the world. She graduated from Brenau University with a B.A in Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies, and a minor in International Studies. She is currently pursuing her MBA degree with a concentration Project Management while working as a Graduate Adviser at her Alma mater. Her experience in prestigious organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership Honor Society and her professional experience working for the UNIFEM CARO have instilled in her strong leadership skills and challenged her to be proactive towards positive change. She has been involved in various community building efforts such as feeding the hungry, building houses for the displaced and promoted issues such as AIDS, genocide and education. President-ElectBecky Aguayo Becky Aguayo is a high school teacher and coach in Mid-Missouri. She has a teaching certificate in both secondary Social Studies and Spanish, and she is currently working towards her masters in Social Studies Education at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Beckys teaching passion is found mainly in world history and global issues, particularly in advocating for social justice and combating human rights abuses around the world. She also believes very strongly that adolescents should be educated on these global and domestic issues and be encouraged to take an active role in their world. SecretaryAline Mukashyaka Aline Mukashyaka is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in Family Resource Management and currently working on her MBA. She supports organizations such as the One Dollar Campaign for the orphans of the 1994 Rwandans genocide. She is stronger believer in extending a helping hand but primarily through educating people, as she encourages people to be the change they want to see. Her hopes are that one day the continent of Africa will be able to stand on its own two feet with little dependency on foreign aid.

TreasurerAzeema Akram Azeema Akram is a law student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Multicultural Certificate. While in college, she worked with the Office of Disability Services, which spurred her interest in health law. Recently, she was an active supporter of several members of the Missouri Democratic Party-Asian American Caucus officers who ran for local and state legislature. She has done work in Kansas City providing food, clothing and toys for refugee families, and raised funds for breast cancer research in Columbia, Missouri through Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. GILD Staff Founder & Executive Director Nadege Uwase has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in French from the University of Missouri. Nadege devotes much of her time volunteering in her community. She is mostly involved in social justice issues with a particular emphasis on genocide. As an Advisory Board Member of Step Up! American Association for Rwandan Women, she spends time speaking about her experiences as a genocide survival to raise awareness about the issue Paid Staff Keith Borucki: He developed the initial database with the help on an adviser Jason Green. Sarah Ekart: She fulfilled some administrative duties such as creating a brochure and MU Info. Ryan Logan: He was a student from the C.A.R.E students and he worked alongside Keith. Robin Wethington: She designed the logo and the blue print of the website. Dana R. Burris: She designed ads and Peace Corps advertising pages. Ion Gireada: He transferred Keiths work to Word Press and updated the site to make it user friendly. Word Press also gave us an interface that allowed us to update and change content of the website. Volunteers Dana Ranes: Dana designed ads that RBHS and HHS students used for their activities. For RBHS, she created ads for the Belize Water Project. For HHS, she made flyers and programs for the Goodwill conference. She also gave insight and input about the format and structure of the newsletter. Amy Williams and Dan Kordenbrock: They both helped put together a program for summer service learning project called Eliminating Poverty Through Empowerment. Unfortunately, we did not have enough students interested to continue working on the program. Next year, we might be more successful if we had money and invited students to apply to the program with a promise to provide financial support for a portion of their expenses.

Peace Corps Fellows Partnership Vicky R. Wilson and Don Spiers: They both served as coordinators. Throughout the process, we had multiple meetings about the program, the grant application, construction and design of site. For 2011-2012, we will continue this partnership. Vicky retired, and Meredith Dorneker will take over her role. Guy Liuzzi: He worked on SoW from June 2010 to May 2011. In his capacity, he attended events and created the contributor pool of professors and community members with international experience. Maya Tarter: Maya Tarter worked on SoW during the fall semester of 2010 and helped plan the launch event. Megan Gore: Megan Gore started May 2011 and will continue to work until May 2012. Megan will be working as the Program Director. In her capacity, she is responsible for the following tasks: Connect with individuals and organizations to share their international experiences on the website Reach out to local groups with international interest and both primary and secondary school teachers to promote the website o Facilitate connection between users, contributors and resources Identify other opportunity for presentation to increase international awareness Maintain and sustain the website

GILD programs Leadership Seminar Global Issues Club members participated in a seminar (workshop) that sharpened their leadership skills improved their research practices, and enhanced their learning abilities. This activity was conducted by the current Executive Director, Nadege Uwase. We conducted the leadership training with RBHS students throughout the summer. The seminar was for the student leaders who are selected by their peers. (No fee was charged for attendance.) At the end of each school year, students who would like to be part of the leadership team run for the leadership positions, and their peers vote for them. The club sponsor (a teacher) counts the votes. The leadership seminar is significant to our activities because providing leadership training for these students is crucial to the success of the club. The training enables students to run their meetings and plan events. The seminar is also an opportunity to put our vision in motion. Our first goal is to develop and foster leadership skills among youth. We want to truly teach students that they can be social entrepreneurs and thus help change the world. We provide this service to differentiate between showing mere interest and having good intentions in an issue. The intention is to provide the actual skills necessary to take on leadership roles and encourage students to actively participate in initiating global issues education and awareness.

For the workshop we addressed the following questions: o What is leadership? o Who are change makers? o How to work in groups: functioning as a team o Effective learning o Event planning Overall, we wanted to give our students tools to change the status quo. The ability to change the status quo demands efficiency, knowledge and mobilization. Students will learn efficiency by preparing for their meeting properly and being able to accomplish set tasks. They will gain knowledge through the global issues/ human rights they choose to study. Lastly, they will mobilize as they raise awareness of those issues at their school and in their communities.

Sharing our World (SoW) Website At the end of our first fiscal year 2009-2011, GILD received a grant of $7,548 from MU Interdisciplinary Innovation Fund (IIF). For the project, we partnered with Peace Corps Fellows program at MU. SoW will broaden global exposure in Columbia in various ways. SoW benefits local schools, the University of Missouri Columbia and the community. SoW facilitates conversations from a wider base of individuals with international experiences, increases cultural awareness and educates students about global issues and human rights. For GILD, SoW will help give us resources and speakers that student can utilize when they are learning about various issues and countries. For example, they will be able to invite speakers to meetings. There are three steps that a user follows while visiting the website and looking for information. From the home page, a user can choose a complete list of posts available from issue, country, speaker and organization pages by clicking the navigation bars. From the list, the user will be able to narrow down the search to a single profile; for example, a speaker. By the time we turned in our final report to MUIIF, we had collected over 100 names of organizations, community members and professors with international experience. Our contributors are either natives of foreign countries or have lived, worked, volunteered, or conducted research abroad. Users are teachers, professors and community organizations who will host speakers and utilize the resources provided. Budget The Peace Corps Fellows Program provides $7000 per year per fellow. In exchange, each fellow provides 10 hours a week of service to an organization [10 hours a week x 16 weeks per semester x 2 semesters = 320 hours & $7000/320hours= $21.87/hour.] Guy Liuzzi worked on SoW from June 2010 to May 2011. In his capacity, he attended events and created the contributor pool of professors and community members with international experience. Maya Tarter worked on SoW during the fall semester of 2010 and helped plan the launch event. Megan Gore started May 2011 and will continue to work until May 2012. Megan will be working as the Program Director. By the end of July 2011, she had contributed 55 hours. We hired Keith Beau Borucki and Sarah Ekart as employees to work on SoW. Keith was paid $10/hour to develop the database and Sarah $7.50/hour for administrative duties. From their

paychecks, we deposited taxes of $205.93. Robin Wethington, Dana R. Burris, and Ion Gireada were also contracted. Robin designed the logo and website blueprint. Dana designed the ads and Ion transferred Keiths work to Word Press and updated the website to make it user friendly. We also partnered with the C.A.R.E Program, which is part of the Parks & Recreation Department for the City of Columbia. Ryan Logan worked alongside Beau to learn about developing a database. His work was during the summer of 2010 which ran June 14-August 6. Ryans wages and liability insurance were covered by the City of Columbia. He earned $7.25/hour for 15 hours a week for 8 weeks. SoW spent a total of $6586.32 from IIF, and received in-kind contribution of $12,817.85. We have $263.68 left over from wages and $847.99 from advertising. This amount will be rolled over into the project for 2011-2012 fiscal year. ITEM Staff Nadege Beau Robin Sarah Ion Dana Guy Maya Megan Ryan Advertising Printing MU Info Miscellaneous Work space Equipment TOTAL MU IIF IN-KIND 20% FTE $1,162.22 $100 $1,454.10 $1800 $1000 $7000 $3500 $1202.85 $870 $70 $100 $750 $6436.32 $150 $95 $12,817.85 GILD GILD Peace Corps Fellow Peace Corps Fellow Peace Corps Fellow C.A.R.E COMMENT GILD

Outcome achieved As a technological tool, SoW serves as a multi-media platform. Individuals will be able to post pictures, videos and articles. Both contributors and users will be able to share information via social media. In addition, MU can showcase the international experience of their faculty, staff and students. As SoW grows, contributors and users will be able to interchange their roles. Professors can share their research with other teachers and students can complement and supplement the materials in the class through their international experience when they travel abroad. In addition, the professor and students will benefit the community as whole when they share their knowledge with in primary and secondary school classrooms.

Sustainability of SoW Staff: Megan Gore, a Peace Corps Fellow, is going to be the Program Director for 2011-2012. In her role she is responsible for the following tasks: Connect with individuals and organizations to share their international experiences on the website Reach out to local groups with international interest and both primary and secondary school teachers to promote the website o Facilitate connection between users, contributors and resources Identify other opportunity for presentation to increase international awareness Maintain and sustain the website As new Peace Corps Fellows arrive, we are going to ask them to be part of the website become speakers and share information about the country and issue of their service. In addition, they will have the opportunity to contribute hours and help Megan with the work. Partnership: We have partnered with The National Geographic Alliance in Missouri, to gain access to teachers who are looking for more speakers in their classrooms. We will be working with Dr. Shannon White, a geo-specialist for the state. In addition, we are working with Columbia Public School District through school coordinators and department chairs to gain access to primary and secondary school teachers. We will work to match them with contributors and get input about topics and speakers they need for their classrooms. We will continue to forge new partnerships at the University and create programs that will give contributors an opportunity to share their stories. Currently, we have partnership with the International Center, Chancellors Diversity Initiative, Black Cultural Center, Missouri International Student Council, and MSA/GPC/Student activities. We are looking forward to building new partnership with more student organizations, centers and departments with international focus such as the Asian Affairs Center and Cambio Center. Programs: Although college students are a transient population, they are incredible resources. We plan to start a journal program through study abroad. Students would be asked to keep a journal of their experiences while studying abroad. Upon return, they can submit their entries to be added to SoW. The other option, provided students are in areas with internet access, we can provide a blog platform for students to blog about their experiences. We also plan to start a program that interviews visiting scholars. The program is an interdisciplinary approach with journalism students and computer science students. Journalism students would interview the scholars and computer science students would animate the stories. The result would be a combination of TED Talks and StoryCorps animated shorts into something comparable to the Story of Stuff Project. Already TED Talks provide conversations with experts from various fields and StoryCorps' documents family stories. The animated interviews will help us reach visual learners and a younger audience.


The future: As technological advances continue to multiply each year, SoW would like to utilize interactive platforms that are continually created. For example, we will not need to restrict our speakers to physical contact. If a local speaker cannot travel to a classroom, we can use Skype, Oovoo, Google video chat, or websites like Doing so will allow us to bridge the gap between citizens of the world by bringing SoWs contributors to the rest of the world via technology. Furthermore, this will allow students and community members to interact with individuals and organizations while doing field.

Global Issues Clubs Rock Bridge High School (RBHS) This year the club was led by Lauren Baker, Alex Sun, Omar Taranissi and Carol Sun.* All four students went through the leadership seminar training. For the year, the club hosted three fundraising activities. The first activity was for victims of the flood in Pakistan. The students planned a trivia night and Dr. Hussain spoke about his recent trip to Pakistan and working with victims of the flood. Aneela Khan brought items from her home including clothes, and games to display. The food for the dinner was donated by MUs Muslim Student Organization and cooked by some of our members. The second fundraiser was for the Invisible Children campaign to exchange teachers. We worked with Invisible Children on MU campus to rent a room for a party. We also worked with Katherine and Patrick Sasser, teachers at Columbia Public School District. Both of them went on a Teacher Exchange trip, and they coordinated efforts once Calistus arrived. The third fundraiser concerned lack of access to clean water. Students worked with Rotary clubs to raise money to purchase water filters to go to homes and schools in Belize. With the support of Rotary Northwest and the matching funds from Rotary Foundation, students were able to raise a total of $6,700. * NB: During the summer of 2011, we lost Carol Sun. Carol was an incredibly gifted young man with bright future ahead of him. To honor his legacy, GILD plans to create an endowment in his name. The endowment will provide funding for club members to participate in service learning opportunities abroad. Hickman High School (HHS) Students were able to plan their 4th Annual Conference: Crossing Borders, Connecting People. This year, the students chose the Middle East, which was appropriate, especially with the upheaval in North Africa. The student chose the region, the theme and the format; and then Nadege Uwase, Executive Director, took the lead on the project. She found the speakers and shopped around for some restaurants to serve food. At each meeting we worked on each piece of the conference. Dana R. Burris designed the posters. For the conference, Saleem Alhabash, our keynote speaker, presented about the influence of social media. After the keynote, students were sent to workshops. They rotated around five workshops: 1. Geography: From Maghrib to Muscat: a Tour of the Middle East 2. Religion: Women in Islam 3. Religion: Islam 101

4. Art: Polygons to Pollywogs: Tessellations in Islamic Art and M. C. Escher 5. Art & Literature: Cultural Life in the Arab World: A Context of Diversity After the workshop, students were treated to lunch, with food from Olive Caf and World Harvest. Overall, the conference was well-attended, especially on a Saturday with so many other events going on in the community. We had about 70 students. Some teachers gave extra credit and that encouraged students to come. We also collected pre and post surveys. The post surveys from the attending students showed that students learned new material from the workshops they attended. Newsletter With the help of Dana, we published the first GILD Newsletter. Dana studied design at the University of Missouri. She helped us come up with an outline and design elements. Becky took the lead and put the Newsletter together. I provided her with content and the rest of the Board helped edit the newsletter. The format for the newsletter will be as follows; 1. Heading: Instead of using volume and issue, we will keep track of the newsletter by month and year published. We will use GILDs logo and a picture to the right of the words. Right underneath the logo, we will have a quote from a human right advocate such a Nobel Laureate. 2. First Page: We are going to invite at Global Issues Club alumni to write about their time in the club, how the experience influenced their lives and what they have been up to since. For the first one, Amy Williams suggest Allison Coffelt. She wrote a wonderful statement about the impact of Global Issues Club. The first page will also include a table of contents. 3. Second & Third Pages (in the future we can include additional pages): These pages will be about each school that we are working with. It will be a report of sorts and perhaps some survey samples about what they thought of their experience during the school year. We will also include pictures of various activities during the school year. On the third page of the first newsletter, we included a picture and brief bio of each Board member. For each new year, we can include the new Board. 4. Calendar: Depending on how much content we have, a calendar of upcoming events can be included in the previous pages or have its own page. 5. Thank-yous: We will make sure to thank our sponsors, volunteers, service learning students, interns and donors. Underneath the names, we will include GILDs mission and our contact information. 6. Donation Form: We will include a donation form The Newsletter was sent out April 2011. I received a lot of positive feedback from colleagues. Financial Report GILDs total revenue:


Where funding came from in 2010- 2011

Usage of funds 2010-2011

Operation 5%

Donations 14% Grants 85%

Programs 87% Savings 8%

Outcome As the Executive Director, I look forward to each year and although the challenges are daunting, I know that we must keep working hard. For the 2010-2011 fiscal year, we created a Strategic Plan. The plan detailed needs, progress and steps forward for the following categories: Administration o Fundraising o Business o Reporting Programs o Leadership Training o Sharing our World (Website) o Alternative Spring Break o Summer Service Learning At the end of the year, this is what we were able to achieve: Administration 1. Fundraising: Last year, we raised money from donations, events and one grant. This year, we received our 501 (c) 3 tax exemption status. The Determination Letter was set for December 7th, 2010. Moving forward, we will start writing more grants. I found five potential grant donors and created annotated lists. I started doing research about starting an endowment fund with Community Foundation of Central Missouri (CFCM). We will continue to send our Newsletter with the donation form and provide a link to the form on the website. 2. Business plan: I want to tell the story of GILDwhy we started, where we are going and how we are going to get there. Aline gave a draft of our business plan to David Mwabari, Co-founder of Sonejo, a nonprofit in Rwanda. His input was constructive. Although we hired a service learning student to help edit the plan, he did not do much work. I brought


in another colleague Dipo Akanji, a graduate student (Personal Financial Planning program) to help put together financials. 3. Reporting: We need to find a way to discuss our work in an effective and efficient manner. These will have to be self-reporting mechanisms that tell us that we are doing what we said we were going to do. For the monthly reports, I will go over each with the Board during Board meetings instead of just forwarding them the reports. I can also send them a report at the end of each month. I took a class for my Non-Profit Certificate at the Truman School of Public Affairs and Dr. Nicholson-Crotty gave me information about how to write surveys. In the future, I want to work with Caren Baconat the Institute of Public Policy at MU. Our meeting will be an opportunity to learn about Institutional Review Board (IRB) rules. [The committee approves, monitors, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans.] I would also like to look into longitudinal studies. We might start with just three yearsSophomores to Seniors. With more data, years down the road, we might look into life after GIC life-time Programs 1. Leadership Training: In the leadership seminar, we want to teach them how they can be social entrepreneurs and thus help change the world. They learn leadership skills, such as preparing for meetings by setting an agenda. In the future, I want to be able to incorporate learning abilities. I created GILD because I believe that information is what changes peoples behavior. In such case, effective learning is not just building knowledge and understanding; it also covers attitude, interest and value. I want our students to utilize what they learn at the meetings outside of the meetings. When they do that, they become socially conscious. I was able to train RBHS students but not HHS students. Although I can tell whether or not students are practicing what I taught them, I need an evaluating mechanism. I also need to have continuous training throughout the year. This can be very informal training as long as it is consistent. I can build in step to the leadership training or have a way to make it a leadership training a monthly endeavor. I am thinking about offering the leadership seminar with both schools at the same time. I think it might work well if both of them interact. I am worried that they might try to do the same things. I think preserving the differences is importantplurality and diversity is good. At the same time, I think they might be fantastic support systems for each other. 2. Sharing our World (Website): In addition to learning from traditional outlets, I want out students to learn by discourse. I want the student to learn about countries from natives, to learn about the issues from the experts who are in the field and to help further the mission of nonprofits by learning from staff at the nonprofit. Learning by discourse will allow students to pick up on the nuance and to interact with a diverse group of people. By the end of the year, we finished developing the site. Guy had collected names on potential contributors. Megan Gore started in the spring of 2011 and will be the Program

Director for 2011-2012 school year. She will be recruiting contributors and users. For the fall 2011 semester, I will hire interns/service learning students to help Megan and help increase content on the site. 3. Alternative Spring Break and Summer Service Learning: We did not make any substantial progress for these two programs. In the works is a spring break program to visit the United Nations. For Summer Service Learning, Amy, Dan and I came up with a project, but we did not have enough interest. Miscellaneous 1. Recruiting volunteers: Our partnership with The Office of Service Learning is working really well. I do, however, have to invest more time with students. I have to check-in with them each week, otherwise they do not meet deadlines. Next year, the office is going to start offering internships. This will help us because we will have students with specialized skills working longer hours- six hours, whereas service learning is usually up to three hours a week. 2. Working with club sponsors: Our RBHS sponsor is fantastic. He is involved when he needs to be and steps back when students are willing to jump in. He also had a great relationship with the kids, since he is one of their teachers. Our HHS teacher will not be returning next year. Senora Barrenechea, a Spanish teacher, will be replacing him. For 2011-2012, we will also welcome two new sponsors at Clayton High SchoolJanet Curry and Rick Kordenbrock, Dans father. 3. Global Issues Education: We are still struggling with this. When we take our surveys, we receive pretty good feedback, but there is so much more we can do. In the coming years, I would like to increase our focus on curriculum development for what we teach at Global Issues Club. 4. Fundraising for Nonprofits: Although our students are not raising a lot of money for the organizations they work with, they are picking up skills and figuring out what works well. We have realized that bringing in outside partners to match our funds is really helpful. At some point, GILD might also match what students raise. Contributors We would like express our gratitude to our 2010-2011 club sponsors: Gregory Kirchoffer at RBHS and Brett Kirkpatrick at HHS, the amazing students in our Global Issues Clubs at both high schools and the officers who helped run the organizations. We would also like to thank the following individuals and organizations for contributing to the work of GILD as donors, partners, and volunteers. We are incredibly grateful for helping us move our work forward and without all of you, our work would not successful.


Volunteers: Dana R. Burris, Dan Kordenbrock, Nabihah Maqbool, Ibtisam Barakat, Erica Dismang, Jason Green, and Allison Coffelt Donors: Dana R. & Brandon Burris and Richard R. Kordenbrock Presenters at clubs: Aneela Khan, Dr. Syed Hussain, Saleem Alhabash, Zaid Numan Mahir, Dr. James Terry, Phillip Klopfenstein, Nabihah Maqbool, Tom O'Connor, Katherine Sasser and the Muslim Speakers Bureau of Columbia Contribution to programs at RBHS & HHS: Arnie Fagan, Jack Maxwell, Nicole Niziolek, Muslim Student Organization, UNICEF, Invisible Children, Rotaract Club of Columbia, Rotary Club-Northwest, Rotary Club-Bixby Peace Corps Fellows partnership: Vicky R. Wilson, Dr. Don Spiers, Guy Liuzzi, Maya Tarter, Megan Gore, Colleen Diessner, and Dr. Shannon White Paid Staff: Ken Munyeria, Tim Scheman, Keith Borucki, Robyn Wethington, Sarah Ekart, Ion Gireada Businesses, organizations and sponsors: C.A.R.E Gallery, MU Life Science Business Incubator, Office of service learning, Peace Corps Fellows Office, Mustard Seed, World Harvest, Olive Cafe, YogoLuv, Sonic, and Galactic Fun Zone. Special thanks to Vicky R. Wilson and Dana R. Burris for their patience, guidance and dedication to GILD. Their support and insight helped us move our mission forward. Thank you!