My time spent here in Uganda has been filled with new cultural experiences that, have helped to change my worldview and provide an ultimate sense of humility and appreciation for my life and the lives of others. While here, I have had the opportunity to visit a number of youth development centers that provide social, … Continue reading Guest Don’t Give
Imagine a bright-eyed, brown-skinned girl from a small, country town in the southeastern region of Georgia. She has an insatiable desire for learning and possessing knowledge. She dreamed of seeing and experiencing places that were considered to be faraway lands in fairytales. That little girl was me and the little girl reemerged during this study … Continue reading Sankofa: Going back and returning
One of first site visits on the trip was to the Ugandan Youth Development Link’s (UYDEL) facility in Masooli, an organization that is celebrating its 25th year. The facility acts as the headquarters for their work and is the residence for children requiring more help and/or without a place to go. The kids in Masooli … Continue reading UYDEL and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Uganda
Butabika Hospital: Imagine a place. A place where you’ve never been to like before. Imagine an underfunded mental hospital and the only one in all of Uganda. There are 600 beds but is overflowing with approximately 200 patients making the total population 800. Patients with no privacy, living dormitory style without having any space to … Continue reading Mental Health in Uganda
Africa, oh sweet, Africa. Why did I choose to come to Uganda? The first reason I decided to come to Uganda was to say I have had a life-changing experience. The second reason I decided to come to Uganda was to travel out of the country for the first time. The third reason I chose … Continue reading Africa, Sweet Africa
When making my decision to visit Uganda, I did not know what expect. Planning for my first trip to Africa, I tried to best prepare myself, physically and mentally. After a long trip and battling jet lag, I quickly learned that the capital city of Kampala, Uganda is nothing short of pure beauty and hospitality. … Continue reading Visiting Butabika Hospital
Taking my students on this study abroad trip to Uganda is always an amazing adventure. Please read their reactions and experiences as they learn about alcohol and harm and also about the beauty, diversity and challenges of life in Uganda.