Join S.O.U.L. and Global Giving as we #GivetoBuild the Iganga Educational Center!!! As you may know, my time volunteering and then working with S.O.U.L. Uganda for over two years has had a very profound impact on my life. The faces and places of Uganda visit my mind daily and I am so often reminded of the […]Read more "Forgo the latte today and help S.O.U.L. #GivetoBuild"
As I stepped off the plane the humidity enveloped me like a blanket. The scent of smoke filled my nostrils. Memories flashed through my mind. I took a deep breath and the edges of my mouth curled upwards. I went through Customs, a procedure I have done twice at this airport before. The only difference […]Read more "Isucayo – Welcome back – 6 weeks back in Uganda"
Never has a year passed so quickly and left me in a such a state of awe. My connection to the world has become less about the intellect and rather about the heart. I wonder if we are meant to explore and experience the world in a perpetual state of awe. Things seem less clearly […]Read more "Farewell for now, Uganda #flashbacktodecember"
A picture is worth a thousand words, Richard’s story is one of triumph, one that words and photos can only begin to encapsulate. There are times, days and even seconds of your life that you never forget. Last Friday, when Richard accepted his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Busoga University in Iganga, is one of […]Read more "Richard’s University Graduation"
Today a friend and fellow S.O.U.L. volunteer camp to the Shack to meet and spend some time with the student she has been sponsoring for over a year, Benard. This is always amazing to witness, as it is rare for a student to be able to meet the person who is paying half of their […]Read more "Sponsorship Coincidence"
Just a quick share before bed… As I was walking through the village on my way home, I was greeted by Minati, a 9-year-old SOUL student. I asked her how her day was and she said, “It has been good.” I asked her what she did and she replied, “I was happy.” So simple and […]Read more "uncomplicated happiness…truth from a 9-year-old"
The first week was an absolute whirlwind. Mornings I wake up around 6:30 or 7:00am and start the day with a basin shower. I shower in a small dark room with some natural light peeking through a small window. I stand in a wide red bucket and pour water over myself. Mama Ali provides me […]Read more "First week on the ground"
After two days of travel and one day of rest in Kampala, I finally arrived to the village of Bujagali Falls. Emotions raced through my body as I pulled up to the S.O.U.L. Shack, a place I had seen in pictures and imagined for months. Not only that, but I had waited for this exact […]Read more "Arriving to Bujagali Falls"