Summer in Uganda

As we are now only a few months away from the end of the uni year the hot topic of conversation is plans for the summer vacation. Whilst I imagined days of lounging around (hopefully in the sun) and not much else my friend inspired me with her plans to spend the summer in Uganda. Lisa (also a second year chemistry student) is going to south western Uganda to teach science and maths in a local school. It made realise how fortunate we are to have the choice of education, something I think many of us take for granted, and what a great thing she is doing for children that are not so lucky. Lisa is going with a charity organisation called “Volunteer Uganda” for 6 weeks starting in July.

As you may imagine, doing something like this comes at a cost so Lisa has been working hard to raise the £2500 she needs to go. It does seem like a lot of money but it is a relatively small compared to what the children will gain from being taught by Lisa (especially as she is so hardworking and achieves very high grades). Last week she made cupcakes with the chemical elements on (I had calcium) and sold them in the chemistry department and she is also doing a 300 mile cycle at Easter. So fingers crossed she will raise the funds she needs to go and if any would be so generous to donate, you can do so by following the link. Good Luck Lisa!!!

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Samantha graduated in Summer 2012 and is no longer blogging for this site.

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One response to “Summer in Uganda”

  1. Tom

    Uganda seems a popular gap-year/post-Uni destination, I know a few friends who’ve been there for various charity and missionary projects.

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