Annie Weber is 22 years old and comes from Baltimore, Maryland. She just graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies.
In the fall of 2013, Annie studied post-conflict transformation in northern Uganda/Rwanda with the School for International Training. Annie has been back in Gulu for the past month partnering with us as a project coordinator for the Girl’s Health and Leadership Program. This program would be impossible without Annie! Her efforts and organization are so much appreciated and she is an amazing addition to the office. Additionally, our funding for this program was made possible through her successfully receiving a Kathryn Davis Projects for Peace grant as well as the SIT Alice Rowan-Swanson Fellowship.
Over the last month, Annie has enjoyed watching the girls in the Health and Leadership Program gain confidence, self-esteem, and new knowledge that can help them become strong female leaders in their own lives and in their communities.
In her free time around Gulu, Annie loves playing basketball, finding homes for in-need kittens & puppies, as well as getting local dresses made out of traditional kitenge fabric. When Annie returns home to the U.S. she wants to pursue her masters in Social Work or Public Health.
Annie: thanks so much for everything you’ve done and continue to do for this program. We love you!