By Banji Simasiku
Graham Dangerfield sits on the Northrise University council and is treasury of the Northrise Australia Initiative (NAI) board. He arrived in Ndola on Sunday, 21st June, and is meeting with Northrise University for about a week to elaborate objectives concerning projects that Northrise University has undertaken with NAI. This is his first visit to Northrise.
Northrise University has embarked on various projects that all center on empowering the marginalized and disadvantaged youth in Zambia by providing educational skills, vocational skills and community advancement opportunities. And accordingly, apart from seeing and experiencing the progress of Northrise University for himself, Mr. Dangerfield is also here to talk about project reporting requirements for NAI. Some of these projects include capacity building, poultry farming and abattoirs, brick making, and scholarship programs. He also hopes to establish links between the Northrise University staff with volunteers who have academic or vocational know-how in Australia.
Asked what his impression of Northrise is so far, he says he is very impressed at how well organized the organization is. He is also impressed about the good facilities that Northrise offers and also mentions how friendly and competent he finds the staff at Northrise. He seems eager and willing to share and also gain knowledge that will take Northrise to higher better heights.