The Real Uganda’s 2016 #GivingTuesday Appeal

Does everyone here know about Giving Tuesday? It’s mostly been an American phenomenon – but it’s spreading quickly world wide. It’s a way to bring attention to the work of non-profit organizations during the holiday season, focusing away from excessive shopping for consumer goods. It takes place on the Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving. This… Read More The Real Uganda’s 2016 #GivingTuesday Appeal

7 Years Later: A Reflection on My Ugandan Volunteer Experience

It’s guest post time again! I love these. It’s a chance for our readers to live vicariously (and totally get inspired!) through the experiences of real former volunteers. Please read about Kristen and Haley in our past posts. Today, we feature reflections from Carolina Vila. She’s an American school teacher who volunteered with us in… Read More 7 Years Later: A Reflection on My Ugandan Volunteer Experience

Bayimba International Festival of the Arts, Kampala Uganda

Every September for 6 or 7 years now, Kampala’s National Theatre comes alive with art, drama, dance, and music (more so than usual). At Bayimba International Festival of the Arts, you can shop for locally made clothing and crafts, and have fun with the kids during the day. The evenings become quite lively, with tonnes… Read More Bayimba International Festival of the Arts, Kampala Uganda

More amazing volunteer abroad culture shock moments

A few months back I wrote a post about the best volunteer abroad culture shock moments. It was compiled from submissions from our former volunteers. You can read about them here. Since it was popular, and my readers love hearing from actual volunteers, I’ve put together another. And some of these are really hilarious. I… Read More More amazing volunteer abroad culture shock moments