Board member, Sasha Butler, recently returned from a trip to Uganda, East Africa where she was invited to conduct education and leadership training sessions for students and leaders in the business, media, government, military and religious sec-tors. Sasha’s social change commitment is to serve as a liaison between organizations in the United States and Uganda to improve access to equitable educational opportunities. Her visit was part of the Bridging the Gap Initiative to build educational and cultural bridges between African and African American students.
During her visit, she successfully finalized the global school partnership between Kawotto Saviours’ Primary School and Changing Destinations: Journey to Excellence, Inc. She also established a Pen Pal literacy program for students in the Howard County Maryland Public School System and students in Uganda. In addition to her training activities, Sasha had the honor of meeting with the former Ugandan Minister of Tourism, dinner with one of Makerere University’s professor, and one of her fellow John Maxwell Team colleagues. Sasha also was interviewed on national television at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC-TV). Her message of education and empowerment was seen by more than 8 million viewers in several African countries.
Changing Destinations, Journey to Excellence, Inc. has donated more than $1000 to help supplement teachers’ salaries often work for long periods of time without receiving a paycheck.