for education, jobs and access to health care
I've had a lot of volunteering experiences around the world but working in Fort Portal with the OBAAT team was undoubtedly the best one yet. We were building a playground at a local orphanage which was very heartwarming. I got to meet lots of friendly local people who I am still in touch with today via social media.
Volunteering with OBAAT was an amazing experience and I loved Uganda, to the point that I didn't want to come home, and I have already been back to visit once! Getting an insight on the construction industry in another culture has given me a fresh perspective and enhanced my work and studies as a site manager in the Uk. The whole experience will stay with me forever and I have made some fantastic friends worldwide. I can't recommend highly enough!
Volunteering at St Peter’s and Paul’s Primary School was one of the best experiences of my life. Both the teachers and the pupils were inspiring and there was lots of opportunities to be involved in different aspects of school life, from the garden project to the annual teachers vs. pupils football match! I have amazing memories from my time in Uganda that I will treasure forever.
Learning about education in a new setting was really positive for my personal growth and skill development. I enjoyed working with the teachers and students at St Peter and Paul's Primary and the different opportunities to be involved in and outside of class. Being in Fort Portal was an amazing opportunity to experience the culture and sights of Uganda
Volunteering for One Brick was a great experience with memories that will last forever. I worked alongside some fantastic people and hope they enjoyed my company as much as I enjoyed theirs. It was fantastic to be part of such a practical project that definitely helped the local people directly. I would recommend the experience to anyone who is up for a challenge and is open to new ideas and experiencing a different culture with local people!
I found working in Fort Portal, Uganda to be life changing. One which I will never forget. I enjoyed working in the community getting to know real Uganda. I hope to one day, do it again.