Spencer is a graduate student in religious studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Internship for summer 2013 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is working in the Busoga region of Uganda with a development organization, Kibo Group, International, to assess local perception of Kibo Group water projects.
An open water source Five weeks in Uganda. Five weeks is enough to get over jet lag - even for a family of four. Five weeks is enough to share a proper greeting with several close, longtime friends. Five weeks is enough to conduct surveys and interviews of 263 community members within eight of the twelve villages where KIBO has completed sanitation campaigns and installed water wells. Five weeks is even enough to compile the data from each of these villages. Five weeks is enough to share long meals and even longer conversations about problems regarding clean water, poverty, and development in Uganda. Five weeks is enough to problematize simple answers. Five weeks is enough to scratch beyond [...]