My Volunteer trip to Uganda – Louise Dobinson

Shocked is an understatement when I told my family and friends that I was going to be volunteering in Uganda for four weeks. I was constantly asked why, with many people fearing for my safety. In my eyes, experiencing a new culture as well as engaging in community development was…

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My First Ugandan Experience

Joanne Mulligan writes: September 2016: It’s been just over two weeks since I returned home from volunteering in Uganda, and I am still trying to recover and process it all. I find it hard to describe my experience when people ask ‘Well, how was it?’ Where to even begin! I…

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Phoebe Pennington in Uganda

In her blog Phoebe writes: “I was volunteering with VMM and we were extra hands within two primary schools. In one we facilitated some outdoor P.E sessions and in the other we helped with informal English sessions to boost the children’s English and dialogue.” follow this link to Phoebe’s blog…

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Simon sums up his first three months volunteering in Malawi

Simon and Bridgett on a boat on Lake Chilwa

Simon is a VMM volunteer teaching in a secondary school in Sitima, Malawi. Here he reports his experiences of the first three months. I came on November the 21st from an extremely cold England into the searing heat of the warm heart of Africa as Malawi is sometimes called. Heat is definitely an abiding…

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Pancake Party in Lodwar

Three volunteers enjoying pancakes

VMM volunteer Eilis continues her blog: Its Ash Wednesday here in Lodwar, same as it is everyplace else! But ours has been a splendid day so far. At 7.15am we started getting large drops of rain and soon we had a 20 minute long strong drizzle. I had been awake…

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A day in the life of a VM

Eating jack fruit

Marcelo, a VM working on a project with VMM Partner OBAAT in Hoima. western Uganda, reflects on his experiences: Working in Hoima I wake up at 07:00 in morning to go to the toilet which is a pit latrine. And for those who do not know, the pit latrine has…

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Progress at teachers college in Uganda

Sally and Keith in Uganda

A Blog from volunteers Sally and Keith in Uganda (Sally and Keith are tutors at Canon Apolo Teachers College in Ft Portal) The wet season is now in full force with the usual pattern of sun in the morning then about 2pm the heavens open for a few hours or…

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