With N.Y. youth’s help, Uganda activists boost education

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Frank Mugisha (right) with teachers at a Nsangi – Wakiso District school that received school supplies donated by Sexual Minorities Uganda. (Photo courtesy of SMUG) Frank Mugisha (right) with teachers at a Nsangi – Wakiso District school. On behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), Mugisha donated 2,000 pencils to the school. (Photo courtesy of SMUG)

Robert Connolly and Frank Mugisha (Photo courtesy of Riverdale County School) Robert Connolly and Frank Mugisha (Photo courtesy of Riverdale County School)

With help from a New York high school student, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) last month donated 2,000 pencils to a community school in central Uganda.

Dr. Frank Mugisha, executive director of SMUG, and Richard Lusimbo, the group’s research and documentation manager, presented the school supplies during an Oct. 16 visit to the school in the Nsangi-Wakiso District, about 25 kilometers west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital.

The donation was made possible by Robert Connolly, a high school student at Riverdale County School in the Bronx, New York.

Connolly’s contact with Mugisha began last year, when Connolly wrote an essay nominating Mugisha for an award that Riverdale County School presents each…

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