The Good News….
We are delighted to announce that Con Colbert will be volunteering with us on the July placement next summer. Con will be making a series of videos showing the work we do, the places we visit, where we live, how we travel….he’ll be talking to the people who work with us on our programmes and those who benefit from the programmes… We are very excited at the prospect of being able to show you what life in Madudu is REALLY like.
The Bad News….
This means we only have 4 places left for the July placement of our 2019 Volunteer Programme.
If You’re Still On The Fence…This is what Sarah had to Say….
It was five weeks I will never forget. It has taken me weeks to post about my experience, simply because it takes a long time to digest the whole experience as well as going through over a thousand photos!!!
During my time in Mubende, I was involved in a fantastic education programme. As a primary school teacher, I was able to experience school life for teachers and pupils in Uganda. The beauty of Lámha Suas is that I saw where and how every cent raised was spent while I was in Uganda. This year money went to school resources; building latrines in school; running workshops in the safe motherhood programme. This programme educates mothers on nutrition; breastfeeding; weaning and safe childbirth.
No two days were the same, every day is action pack with planned activities whether it be volunteering in the mornings and in the afternoons visiting local people; schools and other community programmes.
Volunteering with Lámha Suas was such an amazing experience and it is too hard to put the experience into words. I learned so much in Uganda and loved every minute of it. I made fantastic new friends with all the volunteers Tara Raftery, Mary-Margaret Leonard, Ellen NíÓgáin, Hazel Windsor, Deirdre Ní Mhaolalaidh and Barry Clarke as well as all people of the community we lived in. We certainly had many laughs every day.
If you have a slight interest in volunteering, just go for it. I wanted to do it for many years and kept putting it off. The people of Uganda will always hold a piece of my heart.
To find out more about Lámha Suas check out their website