TODAY BEING A TRUSTEE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ASIA - took on a new meaning for me. We attended initiation day - they day new students are welcomed into the university. There are over 90 new students for IUCA this year and this is the fourth year of the university.
This university gives hope and dignity to youth needing an education and otherwise not able to get one. Most students are on financial aid as they come from small towns, villages and from the rural areas surrounding Tokmok. The standards are high and there is a commitments from the trustees, faculty, founders and President of the university. No student will "buy" a grade, "buy" a diploma. All students MUST earn what they receive. This is not so for some universities here.
We met the students, watched them perform different dances and songs. I am honoured to be a trustee for the university - Lynn is honoured to be part of the CASA board that has made the commitment for financial support to start this university. We are small and insignificant in the work each of these groups do, but are honoured to be part of them.
Today - was a celebration - four years in existence and this year they have just implemented a Law School into the university along with the other disciplines. And the plans are in place for a medical school. Who could have ever guessed four years ago that this little idea - brought to reality by the dreamer of Mercy Foundation - Captain Yang would have turned into what it is today.
I SEE THE HOPE - ORPHANS WHO COULD NOT HAVE BUT NOW CAN - UNIVERSITY EDUCATION FOR REAL! AND SUPPORT TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
YOU CAN SUPPORT A STUDENT FOR JUST $50 PER MONTH!!!! WE ARE LOOKING FOR 10 SPONSORS - ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
SPECIAL NOTE - WE HAVE A FAMOUS GUEST WITH US FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS - ED DICKSON JOINED US AND WILL BE WITH US TOMORROW. WATCH THE UPDATE.