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
We’ve had an amazing week at The Real Uganda. I’ve been busy saying good-bye to our seven remaining June/July volunteers. So many great personalities, so little time. I’m glad I got the opportunity to hang out in Jinja with them over the weekend. I’m glad I could spend some time in the village this week… Read More The Real Uganda Week in Pictures
2016 has been great as far as volunteers go. We’ve had absolutely no duds (Yay!!) Rather, we’ve hosted 18 men and women from around the world who were enthusiastic free hands in their respective communities. The small funding they brought also helped to keep local staff paid and created a few locally-led income generating projects.… Read More Cultural exchange success
Yeah, I peaked at 38… more than a few years ago. Before motherhood. Before going back to school. Before my friends got married and moved away from Mukono. But, boy did I have a rad time pissing away immensely enjoying my 30s, here in Uganda. “Mukono is the new Kampala” we used to say while… Read More My (outdated) Panafrican Playlist
I’m from Canada. I grew up there, lived there, and thrived there – til I got bored and ran away at the age of 31. I achieved the middle class dream: university education, home and car ownership, great credit, annual world travel, marriage, career, retirement savings. It’s safe to say I am thoroughly Canadian. However,… Read More Doin’ It Like A Ugandan
This past weekend, Uganda was host to Pope Francis – the people’s Pope. Since I’m not the religious type, the fun in this event was how Uganda, East Africa and world reacted to it. … Read More Some thoughts on the Pope In Uganda
The Real Uganda is a small, locally run, non-profit, based in Uganda. We try to connect with international volunteers (I call them “vollies”) who believe that cultural exchange and engagement are among the best ways we (as non-Africans) can help Ugandans when we visit this amazing country. The Real Uganda doesn’t accept people who want… Read More Uganda as a success story, only no one knows!