Creating a childhood and opportunity for orphans in rural Uganda
Little dresses from Minnesota
Students at the University of Minnesota made sun dresses for the girls of the Blue House orphanage in Uganda.
The College of Design's education is global, sustainable, and socially responsible. The students in the apparel design classes embraced the opportunity to participate in this service learning design project.
The girls show off the dresses made by the U of M students.
A simple dress of fun bright fabric, with ties at the shoulders.
The students made the dresses in a sewing lab on the St. Paul Campus of the U.
Students attached photos of themselves making their dress, with a note on the back.
The Blue House girls showed off their new dresses and the picture cards that came attached.
The girls also wrote thank you notes to their new college friends.
From Minnesota to Uganda
A colorful display of dresses ready to send to Uganda.
Tickled to have a new dress!
Striking a model's pose.
Lucy Dunne and Sherri Gahring, the U of M professors who taught the sewing class, and Carol and Jerry Roeller, of the HMI board, who made a presentation about the girls of the Blue House in Uganda.