I’m a total kick-ass ambassador for Uganda. I’ve lived here full time for 12 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.
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The first part of that headline above is the kind of thing we call another missed opportunity. Today is July 21, 2016. I am approaching the highly exciting news that Uganda has amended the cost of single entry visas payable on arrival at ports of entry from US$100 to US$50, effective today.…
Are you a runner? Are you a traveller? Want to do both and support a really great cause? The Real Uganda and Global Volunteer Network are in the final stages of putting together a team to meet up in Uganda, run an upcountry marathon, and visit some of our community based programs. Plan to be… Read More Running to travel or travelling to run?
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
It’s that time again. Time to re-new my work permit, so I can stay in Uganda. Every 3 years I have to do this. It’s not a big deal, it only takes about a million trips back and forth between Immigration and my home, in Mukono. The procedures stay more or less the same. The… Read More A chance meeting … feelin’ groovy.
I’m going to assume that you’ve wanted to travel and volunteer in Africa all your life. You’ve spent months sourcing the organization you’re working with. You’re proud that it is, indeed, a reputable organization, supporting local leaders and locally led initiatives. You are committed to understanding the reality on the ground. You are set to… Read More Volunteering In Africa? Here’s how to manage your first few days
If you read local Ugandan newspapers, you’ll find most stories coming out of Mukono Town are a little bizarre. Witch craft, co-wives plotting against one another, husbands be-heading their wives over a few misplaced coins. Yeah, that stuff happens. And if you were to google “Mukono Town”, you’d be told all about our modern private… Read More My Mukono Town