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Why Plan International is Shouting Loud and Proud about Menstruation

Written for Irise by Cathy Stephen – WASH Advisor at Plan International.

How many nicknames do you know for a women’s time of the month? Here are a few that come to mind: 950 more words


Up, up, and away

One month has passed since I began my escapade/internship in Uganda and the experience has already been eventful to say the least. From Kampala to the small village of Kitengesa—although it is surprisingly less rural than I had anticipated—to being turned away at the Rwandan border (although luckily only for about twenty minutes) to a two thousand person wedding of the representative of the Bugandan King, Uganda and its people have been far more welcoming that I could’ve ever hoped. 734 more words


Saved by Gad:

This past weekend I left Rwanda and traveled three hours north to Uganda to visit Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi had been recommended to us by several people so Claire, Colleen, Debra and I decided to take advantage of a three day weekend and spend a few days relaxing on a lake. 639 more words


It is phenomenal how much one person can change in just two months. Eight weeks post arrival in Kampala and I already feel both the rewards and challenges of living abroad. 984 more words


#OhWhatLove // OhWhatJoy

It would almost be impossible to watch the amazing Watoto kids singing live without experiencing joy. It completely exudes from their smiling faces, passionate singing, and funky dance moves. 197 more words


Day 5: JOJA in Fort Portal, "Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru"

The road to Fort Portal is worse than we could have imagined. Dust hovers over many sections of the road in a fog so thick that our driver, Ezra,  has to turn the lights of our minibus to full brightness at 5pm in the evening. 1,418 more words


Brunch Pizza Sandwiches

For most of us pizza lovers, there are times when we wish we had pizza for every meal of every day. Wouldn’t that be splendid? But then reality hits and we realize as much as we want this dream to happen it is impossible. 586 more words