Operation Romania

Since 2005, the UI Alumni Association’s Iowa Voyagers has offered a few select students a fulfilling and often life-changing travel opportunity through the Operation Romania student volunteer program. Selected students travel to Romania to join a team of caring people working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the country. While there, the students help nurture babies and toddlers in a local orphanage and work with school children to improve their English. To learn more about our Operation Romania program, click here.

You can also read about the moving experiences of former volunteer Lily Allen-Dueñas in the Iowa Alumni Magazine article, “A Heart Wide Open.”

Making It Happen

Operation Romania would not be possible without the Dr. Ken Magid Child Advocacy Service Scholarship, available to all qualified UI students. Linda R. Baker, 68BA, UIAA Directors’ Club Honor Circle Member, began funding the scholarship in 2005 after traveling with the Iowa Voyagers to Romania for volunteer service work. While there, Baker’s experiences inspired her to create a scholarship in honor of her former teacher and role model, Dr. Kenneth Magid, so that UI students could benefit from the opportunity of volunteer service.

To learn more about the Dr. Ken Magid Child Advocacy Service Scholarship, click here.

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