The Real Uganda aims to bring the best prepared, most culturally sensitive volunteers to its partner programs.

We want to empower local leaders and enable local people to improve their lives, on their terms.

We want to show the outside world that Ugandans are in charge of their own development, and are proud to share their progress.

The Real Uganda offers 2 – 12 week locally-led volunteer programs.

In aid of this, The Real Uganda publishes a blog about life, culture, and volunteering in Uganda. This post is a compilation or “Best Of Blog” for our potential and upcoming volunteers.

read these before you volunteer in uganda:

Your guide to ethical volunteering in Uganda

Why you should volunteer in Uganda

What volunteering in Uganda looks like

9 ways to stay healthy and safe in Uganda

Homegrown technology is always appropriate in Uganda

10 moments everyone who volunteers in Uganda will experience

These posts will give you a good idea of our passions and sentiments when it comes to Uganda. We work hard, but don’t take ourselves too seriously.

We understand that Uganda is a country like any other, and that people are people no matter where they come from.

Comments are open on each post and at the end of this one. We’d love to read your thoughts on our philosophy and answer any questions you may have.

Complete our online application form to get involved and/or receive our future updates.


Happy reading!

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