About the Author: Cynthia Day serves as a Desk Officer in the Bureau of African Affairs.
Ten thousand students in Uganda received backpacks for Ramadan, thanks to a donation from Africom. U.S. Embassy Kampala representatives traveled to Muslim-majority secondary schools to distribute the backpacks and talk about the United States with the students. The embassy volunteers also brought with them books in both English and Arabic for the schools' libraries.
The U.S. Embassy community worked together to document the donations and captured the reactions around the country and smiles of students as they received the backpacks. One person on the team was designated to use a flip cam to record parts of the events and interview students. The result is this engaging video, which you can watch here on YouTube.