7 Years Later: A Reflection on My Ugandan Volunteer Experience

It’s guest post time again! I love these. It’s a chance for our readers to live vicariously (and totally get inspired!) through the experiences of real former volunteers. Please read about Kristen and Haley in our past posts. Today, we feature reflections from Carolina Vila. She’s an American school teacher who volunteered with us in… Read More 7 Years Later: A Reflection on My Ugandan Volunteer Experience

Bayimba International Festival of the Arts, Kampala Uganda

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

Inspired by a little school in Uganda

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

Life after volunteering with The Real Uganda

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