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CWU professor gives back to his hometown in Africa

It all started with an overfed cat. Blaise Dondji was having dinner with his friend and colleague Dennis Richardson in 2005 when both were teaching in Connecticut: Dondji at Yale and Richardson at Quinnipiac University. Dondji noticed that Richardson was feeding his cat more than the cat could eat, and throwing away the leftovers.

Dondji suggested that instead of wasting the food, Richardson could give the cat less food and put the money he would save toward something positive.

It’s little actions like conserving cat food that led to Dondji's creation of the Bawa Health Initiative.

Read more of this story in the Daily Record.

Photo by Brian Myrick