Germany and Uganda United Again

In September and October 2014, we hosted a volunteer from Germany, Jens Hirschfeld. He was a very outgoing guy. Jens sang songs, learned local craft skills, dug in the garden, and played football with and generally mentored young people. He became a fixture in Lugazi town, learned quite a lot of Luganda, cooked food for… Read More Germany and Uganda United Again

Inspired by a little school in Uganda

This time last year, I had the pleasure of joining one of our volunteers at a school she worked at, during her short stay with The Real Uganda. It’s a small church funded primary school in Kabembe, Mukono District. The area is populated largely by peasant farmers and their families. Our partner, Balamu Community Organization, leads outreach… Read More Inspired by a little school in Uganda

Life after volunteering with The Real Uganda

I’m often asked by prospective volunteers what our volunteers go on to do with their lives, after their experience with our programs. Is volunteering abroad a catalyst for better things? Is it a career enhancer? Or does volunteering abroad naturally attract movers and shakers? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? I tend to… Read More Life after volunteering with The Real Uganda

Community Transformation and Volunteer Abroad Programs

I’d like to take you through a story about community transformation through a volunteer abroad program. This story starts out with a family founded primary school, and ends with a village transforming education, conservation and farming program. A venture that may not have come to be without a number of individual short-term volunteers traveling to… Read More Community Transformation and Volunteer Abroad Programs