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
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 “Mukono is the new Kampala” we used to say while… Read More My (outdated) Panafrican Playlist
My Ugandan readers will get a little something from that title… Alex and I go WAY back! And, despite what you think, I’m not about to get political… I just wanted to share something I did today. Because it’s something I’ve never done before. Something totally normal. I made chocolate chunk banana muffins. Yup, that’s… Read More Thirty Years of Bananas
I read this quote last week and it really struck a cord with me. You see, I spent a week in Europe, earlier this month. I went for my best friend’s wedding and to do a little networking. I only leave Uganda every couple of years, so it was wonderful to get away, see old… Read More How To Be Content
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!
Live Below the Line (LBL), an initiative of The Global Poverty Project, is an annual fund and awareness raising campaign, that challenges participants to eat for a week, spending less than $2 a day on food. It aims to get people thinking about extreme poverty and its effects. They have offices in the US, Canada,… Read More A short rant regarding the Live Below the Line campaign
2015 has been pretty quiet for The Real Uganda. We’ve had just a few new volunteers each month. June should be the craziest time of year and here I am writing a blog post on a Monday afternoon. Admittedly, I’ve been stressed over it. Volunteers keep things going with their creativity, encouragement and love. Our… Read More #satisfyingsaturday