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Renamed, welcomed, warmed, new-cultured, united in friendship and love – a pleasant growing experience
I will begin my entry admitting that although my given name is Claudia, several of these wonderful Ugandan students found this name so different that I was often referred to as either Flavia, Gloria or Claudia. The alterations in my … Continue reading
We have been here in Lira for just a few days now, and I am already exhausted. Construction of the new kitchen commenced yesterday and while we waited for mortar to arrive, some of us slugged water while some tried … Continue reading
Today Dee, Lana, Bry and I decided to attend a church service at the Almond school. We arrived at the school around eight am and headed towards the classroom that had the loudest singing voices. It turned out to be … Continue reading
Finding rich inspiration in unexpected ways through the cultural exchange in surroundings that lack so much
My experience in Lira is difficult to describe; I’m not exactly sure even how to encapsulate it in a few paragraphs. I guess I can start from the beginning… I was struck by what was lacking when I first arrived … Continue reading
Seeing potential of developing lives brings hope among the day to day struggles of these young people
I feel like I am losing track of the days. I think I may have forgotten to take my anti-malaria medication last night. We have been here in Uganda for nearly two weeks, I think. I woke up this morning … Continue reading
I heard this as I walked past a group of students one morning at Almond College. Munu means ‘white person’ in Luo, the local dialect of Lira district (Luo is a language composed of three other local dialects). I hear … Continue reading
My experience volunteering at Almond will be one that will be remembered as one where I worked alongside my new volunteer friends and my new Ugandan friends in roles that were outside of my comfort zones. As I shovelled sand … Continue reading
My experience at Almond College was impactful on many levels. When we first arrived at the school it was a bit overwhelming to see all these faces that were so happy to see us when we hadn’t even done anything … Continue reading
The other day while the boys were playing soccer, I ran some laps around the field to get some exercise in with one of the students. Every time I completed one lap, more and more village children joined in the … Continue reading