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Inspired by a little school in rural Uganda

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining a current volunteer, Marie, at a school she worked at during her short stay with The Real Uganda. 583 more words


Why Think About Sustainability While Traveling Abroad? An Introduction to Alternative Travel

Brittany Gibler, ND ’15, majored in Finance in the Mendoza College of Business. Also a sustainability minor, Brittany focused on different forms of sustainable tourism and how it impacted the host community’s participants as part of her capstone thesis. 902 more words

Student Spotlight

My Mukono Town

If you read local Ugandan newspapers, you’ll find most stories coming out of Mukono Town are a little bizarre. Witch craft, co-wives plotting against one another, husbands be-heading their wives over a few misplaced coins. 709 more words


We [The Device and I] Made it!!!

I’m happy to report that I arrived safe and sound in Ghana last Monday :). You probably already knew that or you were fasting and praying I wasn’t stuck in customs for an entire week . 702 more words

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Uganda Cheat Sheet

This post is inspired by the “Uganda” page of http://www.volunteertherealuganda.com. Enjoy!


Our local currency is the Uganda Shilling (UGX). The exchange rate of USD:UGX is approximately 1:3,200. 635 more words


Community Transformation and Volunteer Abroad Programs

I’d like to take you through a story about community transformation through a volunteer abroad program. A story that starts out with a family founded primary school, and ends with a village transforming education, conservation and farming program. 604 more words

International Volunteering


2015 has been pretty quiet for The Real Uganda. We’ve had just a few new volunteers each month. June should be the craziest time of year and here I am writing a blog post on a Monday afternoon. 427 more words