Hey folks!! It’s been a few months since I lasted posted to this blog. Instead, I’ve been focusing my time on developing The Real Uganda’s website and blog. Because it’s just too time consuming to be a single mum, an MBA student, the managing director of The Real Uganda, and run 2 blogs at the… Read More It’s Time to Make a Move
I experienced my first silent disco last Saturday night. Unbeknownst to me, it’s become a thing in Kampala. The National Theatre, Bayimba Art Festival, the now defunct MishMash, and GattoMatto have all hosted silent discos. Huh, who knew? I’m not going to lie, my friends and I thought the entire thing a little questionable. I… Read More Silent Disco in Kampala, Uganda
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
I’m a total kick-ass ambassador for Uganda. I’ve lived here full time for 13 years. I run a non-profit that sources international volunteers and funding, in support of locally led initiatives. I gave birth and am raising my son here. I’ve seen a lot. I’ve done a lot. A quick jaunt through this blog will… Read More Visit Uganda. We’ve got wildlife.
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
Tuesday was the weirdest day I’ve had in a LONG TIME. However, by the end, all I can say is that the extremes of good, bad, ugly, and rad didn’t carry forward to affect my week. Each day is new and simply contributes to my journey. At my age, most of the “bad” is usually… Read More Life in Uganda: The good, the bad, the ugly… and the RAD!
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