Archive for Category: "Volunteering in Uganda"

Thank You to Our Volunteers Who Make a Difference

Thank You to Our Volunteers Who Make a Difference

National Volunteer Week is April 6– 12, 2014. National Volunteer Week celebrates ordinary people who take action and do amazing things to help improve their communities and the world. This one week highlights the enormous contributions that volunteers make every day. It is not just about random acts of kindness, but about making volunteering and [&hellip

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Small Actions, Big Impact

Small Actions, Big Impact

Near or Far, Volunteers Make Our Work Possible   Outreach Uganda (OU) is able to operate in large part due to the efforts of talented and tireless volunteers. We would like to extend a huge “thank you” to all of these volunteers. This article highlights two wonderful women who donate their time to support our organization [&hellip

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Take the Plunge–Volunteer in Uganda This Summer!

Take the Plunge–Volunteer in Uganda This Summer!

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 [&hellip

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Agwata Women Educate Volunteers on Their Cultural Traditions

Agwata Women Educate Volunteers on Their Cultural Traditions

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 [&hellip

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Agwata Volunteer Teaches Numeracy Skills to Women Beaders

Agwata Volunteer Teaches Numeracy Skills to Women Beaders

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 [&hellip

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Volunteering is Not Complete Without Acholi Dancing!

Volunteering is Not Complete Without Acholi Dancing!

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 [&hellip

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More photos from the game drive at Murchison Falls

More photos from the game drive at Murchison Falls

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 [&hellip

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Work Hard…Then Take a Tourist Break

Work Hard…Then Take a Tourist Break

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 [&hellip

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Kelsey W. Helping with Agwata Students

Kelsey W. Helping with Agwata Students

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.  [&hellip

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Draw Close for a Fireside Chat

Draw Close for a Fireside Chat

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 [&hellip

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