|Carolina for Amani founder receives N.C. Campus Compact award|
|Tuesday, November 30, 2010|
Morgan Abbott of Raleigh, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won a Community Impact Student Award given by North Carolina Campus Compact.
Abbott double majors in public policy and religious studies, with a minor in entrepreneurship. She founded Carolina for Amani to make adoption in Kenya more efficient, accessible and safe. Last summer, Abbott led a team of 12 University students in a project to make the New Life Homes orphanage in Kenya the first orphanage in Africa with fully accurate electronic files.
Carolina for Amani is funded by an Entrepreneurial Public Service Fellowship given to Abbot by the Carolina Center for Public Service, and the Jason Norris (JNO) Award in Entrepreneurship, given by the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative and the Minor in Entrepreneurship.
Carolina for Amani will be holding a winter bead sale in the Queen Anne Lounge of the Campus Y on Tuesday, Dec.7, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Items for sale will include jewelry made from hand-painted beads from the clay of Mt. Kenya, scarves, bags, aprons, kitchenware, gifts and more. All proceeds will benefit the New Life Homes in Kenya.