So much is going on in our busy lives of school, work, etc. that it seems almost unreal that the first wave of volunteers is leaving for Uganda in two weeks!! TWO WEEKS until we'll be spending part or all of our summer in Africa. Incredible!
If any of the volunteers are like me, then we'll all be running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to get ready for Africa--getting shots, malaria pill prescriptions, mosquito nets, flea collars, and skirts. And we're all wondering what we can buy there. We're also wondering what life will be like there--the people, the food, the culture, and living in a cramped house with 20 other volunteers. Will we have hot water, electricity? Who knows?
Anyway you look at it, it'll be an adventure in Uganda. And the preparation beforehand can likely be just as adventurous. We'll have lots of good times, and I'm sure we're all certainly looking forward to it.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU IN YOUR PREPARATIONS and SEE YOU IN UGANDA!!!
Every year, HELP International volunteers are trained, prepared and sent out to live in a foreign country where they learn about local responses to poverty and help support locally run organizations and initiatives. It's a philosophy based on self-determination, development and empowerment that training a new generation to live in world void of poverty.