We are finalizing plans for our trip to Uganda this summer. Tentative dates are from mid-June to the end of July. Volunteers are welcome to join us for as little as 7 days in-country. If you’ve been considering volunteering, the time to decide is now! Please email us or give us a call and we
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Older members of our Agwata group in northern Uganda were excited to share with our volunteers some of their traditional cultural practices and items from earlier times. They shared: How they carried babies on their backs and protected them from the sun with calabash head coverings and covered them with animal skins How they started
Outreach Uganda volunteer, Judy G. spent 3 weeks in Uganda this summer teaching numeracy skills to two of our beader groups. Besides teaching 45+ beaders the finer art of adding and subtracting numbers, she also introduced them to calculator skills. But the funnest part of her class was playing Bingo at the end of each
Outreach Uganda volunteers put in many long 10 to 12 hour days during their volunteer stay in Uganda. However, no stay would be complete without some fun dancing. Acholi dancing is very different from American dancing. Here, volunteers Debbie and Kelsey are dancing with our Jinja beader group women before the semi-professional Pit-tek Luo Dancers
If you are willing to rise early at 6am, you can go on a morning game drive with a park ranger guide riding in your vehicle (with his rifle for protection). We headed straight for the game tracks located down near the delta area of the park which is where most animals are sighted. Many
Our volunteers in Uganda put in many long days some of which can be 10 or 12 hours long, especially in Agwata where there is much to be done from sun up to after sun down. And our volunteers tell us that the days fly by quickly and are extremely fulfilling. But we hope that each
During July 2012, two volunteers helped out at the Agwata community primary school in northern Uganda. Here is volunteer Kelsey W. surrounded by excited Nursery students. Besides helping distribute new uniform t-shirts to the Nursery students, Kelsey also helped with various craft activties such as making bead bracelets which even the boys and teachers enjoyed.
After sundown in Agwata, our first official overnight volunteers to Agwata are treated to a “fireside chat” with local residents that Beatrice, our northern project manager organized. Beatrice explained that “before the war” such fireside chats were common amongst families. It was there, that elder members of the family could pass down traditions, tell stories
After a hard week’s work of business class training, our beaders were recognized for their efforts in improving their business skills. Each class participant received a certificate of recognition. Here, Michele appreciates her co-trainer and Jinja group beader, Joy Otim. Twenty women participated in the business skills class. The class was lead by Outreach Uganda
While our volunteers Michele, Marcie and Nura were in Jinja in January teaching their 2nd business class for our Jinja beaders, everyone including our 70+ beaders were excited to be able to return for an afternoon of swimming at the local Jinja Nile Resort.