Whether working with the refugee community in Kampala, Uganda, interviewing vulnerable youth in Western Africa, or beginning her master’s degree at the Garland School of Social Work in Waco, Texas, Elizabeth Mukasa stated that faith has been the driving force in her desire to know and help others.
Norman Cultural Connection is proving that compassion can stretch around the globe.
About 9,000 miles away, in the southeastern African nation of Malawi, there is a group of female elders who have committed to raising orphans of parents who have died of AIDS.
Their story became the focus of a lecture by Oklahoma native and Baylor University professor Dr. Jocelyn McGee. When Norman Cultural Connection Executive Director Marial Martyn heard McGee’s talk, The Wisdom of Malawian Grandmothers, she knew it was perfect for the nonprofit’s lecture series. Martyn also thought it was a perfect opportunity to turn learning into action.
From September 15 until October 15, we recognize the numerous contributions that individuals of Hispanic origin have made within our nation by celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. In acknowledging the positive impact that generations of Hispanics have brought to American society and culture, we hope to bring light to the benefits of diversity and cultural competence, which are core tenets of effective social work practice.
Click here to access Baylor's department of multicultural affair's events for Hispanic Heritage Month.
For many mothers, becoming pregnant is joyful. But for a few, it’s time of struggle. This is especially true of teen mothers who find themselves deciding between keeping the baby and giving it up for adoption. Either answer involves sacrifice and pain. What do we really know about what goes on in the minds of birth mothers in adoption? A new study looks at how birth mothers felt about their decision many years down the road. The results include some surprises.