Archive for Category: "Volunteering News & Needs"

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 […]

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Keeping Girls in School–Sanitary Pads from U.S. Volunteers

Keeping Girls in School–Sanitary Pads from U.S. Volunteers

This summer, volunteers traveling to Uganda brought over 70 sanitary pad kits that were distributed to our sponsored girls at the upper primary or secondary level of school.  In addition, the kits were distributed to those additional P-5 to P-7 girls that are part of our special Girls’ Education Initiative (see separate article).  This photo […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Peace Pals for Uganda knitted by local church youth

Peace Pals for Uganda knitted by local church youth

Just a few days to go until the first group of volunteers leave for Uganda.  We’ve recently received a wonderful care package of over 25 knitted “Peace Pal” dolls from a nearby group of elementary age church children.  These avid knitters invested much time in making the dolls with the help of knitters from a nearby Lutheran […]

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Host a Bead Party!

Host a Bead Party!

Have Fun While Making a Difference in the World You can help the Ugandan women increase their bead sales by hosting your own Bead Benefit Party to sell their wonderful paper bead and craft creations. You can also hold bead events at your workplace, school, church, or club. We can even ship bead packages to […]

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