Tours of Purpose | TOP

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Tours of Purpose (TOP)

TOP is dedicated to providing academic services to schools, students and teachers in different parts of the world. These service include, but are not limited to:

Academic Lectures:

TOP organizes lecture series in universities and secondary schools. We invite speakers to come and give lectures based in their academic field of interest. Furthermore, we organize seminars and other conferences so as to provide timely and needed knowledge to the general public in various sectors of life.

Academic Partnerships:

TOP facilitates the environment for academic partnerships between teachers and schools based in Africa with teachers and schools based in the west. These partnerships can be research based, business oriented, technological partnerships, among others.

Academic Internships:

TOP graduate student (Maria Kasparian) from Rutgers University teaching a business class at Uganda Christian University.
TOP foster the conditions for students from the western countries to participate in the academic projects in Africa. Students in countries like the United States, Canada, Europe and other countries travel to Africa to do internships in different areas of academic interest. These areas of academic interest include, inter alia, medical, economical, technological, agricultural, sociological, and other business related studies. We work with institutions and businesses to provide internship opportunities for students who seek to work abroad and acquire international skills in their different fields. Furthermore, students are also encourage to intern in local schools and teach their fellow students in the subjects they excel in back at home. As such, student come and either attend classes or simply work or teach in elementary schools, primary schools, secondary schools, and even give lectures in certain colleges.

Student Exchange Programs:

» TOP graduate student (Sarah Zoutendam) from Rutgers University teaching a business class at Uganda Christian University.

TOP works with universities across the globe to provide the conditions for student to attend short term courses and classes on a student exchange basis.

In a clear case of cultural immersion, Rosey Sentere, a student at Paul Smith’s College, New York, dances with the locals near the border with Congo and Rwanda, during her visit to Uganda via TOP.  And, yes, it gets so cold in the impenetrable forest and the surrounding mountains that Rosey has to wear a jacket to stay warm, her New York-winter roots not withstanding.

Online Education:

TOP works with universities in the west which have developed online courses to make them available to students in African universities. We foster the conditions for western universities to enter into academic partnerships with local schools in Africa so that students in Africa can earn degrees and or credit by taking these courses.

Scholarship Opportunities:

TOP actively seeks scholarships and endowment organization to avail scholarships to third world students. We research and find universities that have scholarships that third world student can apply for; we make those universities known to students in the third world.

Business to Business Academic/Training Services:

TOP provides avenues through which experts from businesses or companies overseas come and aid local businesses by training their employees in various areas of operation and enterprise. Companies that seek to grow and compete in the global economy can have the knowledge to do so exported to them via TOP program of company or business employees exchange program. Through this program, businesses and companies exchange workers so that those workers can acquire knowledge from the host companies, which, in turn, aids the sending companies to produce goods or services that can be consumed well locally and internationally. These exchanges include, for example, hospital to hospital exchange of doctors or other medical experts, civil engineers exchange, among others.



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