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In November 2013, representatives from MSOE and Lawrence University visited Sierra Leone, Africa, as part of a Servant-Leadership initiative to install a computer lab in the biological science department at Njala University. While there, they also explored resources for a future project involving building walls in Comforti Primary School to separate classrooms and reduce the noise level. They also met with the Ministry of Water Resources and discussed challenges faced with treating water in Sierra Leone, and possible opportunities for future projects involving MSOE students. “This was truly a life-changing, transformational learning experience. The project was a huge success! We came back with so much more than we gave,” said Mary Spencer ’82, director of Career Services. Other participants included Sheku Kamara ’01, Rapid Prototyping Center director, MSOE students Shane Mossman and Lauren Itzin, Jeff Hanson ’13, and two students from Lawrence University.