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(Class of '64) Barbara Birks Wybar - Advocate for African Education

Barbara Birks Wybar - Class of 64 has become a formidable force in The African Great Lakes initiative. Barbara has worked with others to support the Buduha Hope Technical Institute, raising funds and resources for the Children of Hope sponsorship program and the vocational skills high school project in the rural village of Buduha, in eastern Uganda.

A natural caregiver, Barbara has devoted herself to her two passions: children and education. In 2006 she witnessed the opening of the 200-student Buduha Hope Technical Institute that teaches useful skills such as brick laying, tailoring, carpentry and nursery training.