Cadet Summer Training

Building Relationships, Building Bridges

After lunch, Cadet Benjamin Rice from the University of Missouri Science & Technology teaches some of the Burundian Military Academy cadets in Bujumbura how to undo the human knot in order to build their communication skills outside of the classroom.

After lunch, Cadet Benjamin Rice from the University of Missouri Science & Technology teaches some of the cadets at the  Burundian Military Academy, located in Bujumbura, how to undo the human knot. The game was designed to build their communication skills outside of the classroom.

Inside of the classroom, Cadet Gary Graf from Northern Michigan University explains the different uses for common, everyday items, such as a small mirror or newspaper to Burundian Military Academy cadets in Bujumbura during a survival activity in order to enhance their knowledge on survival situations.

Inside of the classroom, Cadet Gary Graf from Northern Michigan University explains the different uses for common, everyday items, such as a small mirror or newspaper to cadets at the Burundian Military Academy in Bujumbura. The discussion took place during a survival activity in order to enhance their knowledge on survival situations.

This is what CULP is all about. Developing skills and forming bonds between foreign nations. We have been issued this incredible opportunity and has sure has payed off. So many hours every week were spent developing relationships with almost 100 students in the classroom setting. What made these sessions so unique was the fact that we were getting something unexpected out of it. Most Cadets have picked up some of the local language and even some of the national language here. This interaction has helped formulate a unique bond between Cadets from completely different cultures. Being the first CULP team to enter Burundi, the expectations were unknown. We now have solid exposure, and relationships that have built a new bridge between ourselves and Burundi, Africa. GB

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