|Posted on August 30, 2016 at 6:20 AM|
My name is Rachael Neel and I got the great opportunity to intern with EACO. I graduated from my University in Indiana, USA with a bachelors’ degree in Health Sciences. I came to Empower And Care to improve my health educating skills. I was a Program Coordinator and Workshop facilitator for 3 months. This organization is run by a small staff that have the biggest hearts! I had the most amazing time living in a small village in Mukono District.
On a daily basis we would travel to Namanganga Village and Kyampisi Village. There we would conduct in-home visits and observations. We were interviewing households on the health issues and struggles they have living in their village and being such a far distance from a local hospital. I was able to learn Luganda (the local language) quite fast so I could participate in conversations and workshops. I facilitated over 10 workshops during my time that were held at local community centers, schools, and compounds.
During my stay in Mukono I was fortunate enough to meet other volunteers from around the World, including English speaking friends! We traveled around Uganda every weekend. We took a safari to Murchison Falls National Park, white water rafted in the Nile River, camped on an island in the Nile River, traveled and had nightlife fun in Kampala City, and made lifetime memories hiking and touring the beautiful landscape in Mukono.
The best thing I got to experience while interning in Uganda was having a Monday-Friday job with people that loved what they were doing! On the weekends I was free to travel the country, by myself and with others. If you have any questions or want some great ideas for travel sites while working with Empower And Care Organization please email me! I’d be more than happy to answer any questions and help out your path towards staying in Uganda. [email protected],