The UD Honors Program will donate $300 raised at the Russell Coffeehouse on November 14 to Village Health Works in Burundi, Africa. The Russell Fellows, who organize and run the annual Russell complex-wide talent show, asked students to donate their spare change to Village Health Works because it is Deo Niyizonkiza’s organization. Deo, who was at UD in September, was the inspiration for Tracy Kidder’s book, Strength in What Remains, this year’s Freshman Common Reader,
For this year’s Coffeehouse, Russell and Freshman Fellows transformed the lounge into an African Safari to complement fundraising for the healthcare organization in Burundi. More than 200 students attended the Coffeehouse which featured a Chinese folk dance, a Russian vocal and guitar piece, an original poetry reading, and a variety of other musical performances.