Volunteering in Uganda provides a safe and eye-opening cultural exchange experience for people of all ages and nationalities. There’s a lot going on out here. But there’s not much photographic evidence of it floating around the internet.
Instead, we have the typical selfie – young volunteer posing with poorly dressed, dusty little kids.
I don’t want to see idle people. I’m sick to death of poverty porn. Enough with the exaggerated stories of danger and civil unrest. This is why I founded The Real Uganda in 2005. I want to show you the full picture of life in Uganda.
The Real Uganda is a non-profit organization that sources international volunteers for locally led, community based initiatives in Uganda. We pride ourselves on offering mutually beneficial cultural exchange programs.
Communities get helping hands and exposure to the outside world. Volunteers learn a new culture and approach to life. The Real Uganda doesn’t hope to save Uganda, we hope to share it with the world.
In that regard, THIS is what life looks like for our volunteers in Uganda:
With a 365 day growing season, there’s more than enough food to go around. It’s fresh from the garden, largely organic, and so delicious.
Some days you’ll sweat, some days you’ll smile. Every day is guaranteed to be randomly different.
THE VIBRANCY OF MUKONO TOWN LIFE
Mukono town, our headquarters, is open for business. We’ve got what you need day or night!
THE BEAUTY AND PEACE OF VILLAGE LIFE
There’s always work to be done on the farm. Our volunteers not only plant seeds and clear weeds, they chase away monkeys stealing our crops.
AND THE LITTLE DUDES
Ugandan childhood is something to be cherished and shared with the world.
I love cultural exchange. I love travel. I love photos. I love Uganda. We’ve got to stop the stereotypes and prove the reality. Volunteering in a developing country isn’t about saving, it’s about sharing. You’ll find local communities peaceful, safe, and so welcoming.
Email us at [email protected] with your photographic proof! We’d love to feature what you learned while volunteering abroad.
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