Archive for Category: "Volunteering in Uganda"

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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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 […]

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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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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.  […]

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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 […]

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Business Class Recognition Ceremony

Business Class Recognition Ceremony

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 […]

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Jinja beader class groups enjoy swimming outing

Jinja beader class groups enjoy swimming outing

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. 

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Jinja Group Trains our Two Northern Groups

Jinja Group Trains our Two Northern Groups

In January our Jinja beaders also became “Uganda Volunteers”.  For one week in mid-January, the Jinja group hosted a total of nine members from our Kitgum and Agwata groups who had come to Jinja to participate in Outreach Uganda’s leadership training class.  Besides the leadership training, selected Jinja group members also provided training on bead […]

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