Two years ago after graduating from Marquette University, Chicago native Griffin Smith joined the Peace Corp to serve her country and the people of Uganda. Brick by Brick was fortunate to have Griffin as a volunteer member of our staff. Griffin was an incredibly hard worker, who brought intelligence, insight and a unique sense of humor to her duties every day. Griffin dedicated her time to training our Ugandan staff, building strong local leadership for both Brick by Brick Uganda and our for-profit company, Brick by Brick Construction. In addition, Griffin helped launch the My Pads Project, teaching young girls about their reproductive health, while fabricating their own reusable menstrual pads. When Griffin wasn't busy building the capacity of Brick by Brick, she found the time to direct a camp for Ugandan youth, which focused on creating a new generation of leaders for Uganda's future.
Griffin made friends for life in the Ugandan communities she served. Thank you Griffin for all you gave to us and for who your are. We will miss you.