Hello, my name is Julia Curran. My roommate Laura Graham and I are student athletes at the University of Western Ontario, where we play varsity basketball.
Over this past year we have been extremely excited to be planning a trip to Senegal! We have partnered with the London, Ontario, chapter of Days for Girls, led by Jillian Johnston and her many dedicated and talented seamstresses! They have generously provided us with eight suitcases filled with Days for Girls kits, which we will be delivering through Aywa. We also plan to brush up on our basketball skills while we’re down there as we will have the rare opportunity to play with Malika’s best talent in girl’s basketball. We look forward to sharing our experiences and learning from the rich culture we will be immersed in. We may not speak the same language but I already know we share many things; our love of basketball being only one of them.
In addition, we are grateful to Western University for supporting us with their donation of Western Jerseys and London's Source for Sports for providing us with basketballs. So, as you can see, despite our huge entourage of suitcases more indicative of the Kardashian family on holidays, we will likely be cycling through a very limited wardrobe. As student athletes though, this suits us fine as we pretty much live in the same sweat pants all semester anyway.
It’s hard to imagine that in less than a month I will be in the beautiful country of Senegal, especially since I am currently in the final crunch of summer courses, which means I am four chapters and two exams away from take off!