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
Last week was all about saying good-bye to our awesome volunteers. This week had us welcoming all kinds of newbies. Monday, Zan from New Zealand, flew in. While her luggage remained in Abu Dhabi, she was all smiles. Zan was here 2 years ago so knew what to expect. Instead of my usual orientation we… Read More The Real Uganda: Another busy week in pictures
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!
Hey folks! Today’s post is an update on our Christmas fundraiser, The Kijani Christmas Gift Drive, which I wrote about in November here. Please give it a read for background. I’m happy to announce the fundraiser netted 30 high quality re-usable diapers, donated to The Real Uganda, to be given out to women we work… Read More Dignity and diapers
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
So, we’re heading into the Christmas season once again. Anyone tired of the crowded malls? Sick of buying yet more stuff that no one actually needs? Worried about the message hyper-consumerism is having on your kids?… Read More All I Want for Christmas Is…