Leading into my last summer, I was seeking a life-changing experience and Uganda gave me exactly that. I was happy to volunteer in health centers, schools and communities it was challenging and it provided me with lots of experiences it has already contributed to my career. Many times, I would get out of work and go surfing and other fun activities with the group of volunteers in the program; I was doing something new almost every day.
It was the best life changing experience ever, I recommend anyone to go for it.
I volunteered with Women Empowerment Program, for 12month.
By far the most gratifying experience ever. I’ve done many things like this in my country but in Uganda it was different. First of all, the people are very thankful. Also it’s very complete, in the morning you can teach and in the afternoon you are able to get involved with the community, helping women learn English and sustainable skills or simply meeting the kids in the street and just having a good talk or play with them, eat some Rolex. There is truly a lot of work which helps the community. You are always able to do something for them, doesn’t matter how small it is they will appreciate it so much. And overall, there is a need for volunteers so you feel that you are there really making a difference. So thank you UVF for allowing me to know such amazing people in Uganda!!