Volunteer Name: Jenny Reyes
Project Location: Bulenga Village, Uganda
Program Dates: 07/24/2013-08/07/2013
Volunteered at: Orphanage Center
What was your favorite memory of this trip?
- My favorite memory of this trip was being able to connect with the people I met in Uganda. It was very humbling to hear their stories and a pleasure to be in their presence.
What was the most difficult thing you experienced?
- The most difficult thing I experienced is not knowing how I can effectively teach the children with limited resources.
What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?
- I wish I brought more supplies to support the organization.
Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
- You don't need a lot of clothes. Regular T-shirts, pants, long skirts, and comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Avoid bringing anything white. Bring extra money to help students pay for uniforms, food, etc.
How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?
- The ABV staff responded to my questions/concerns right away. I was very well pleased with the support they provided me prior and after leaving the project.
How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?
- The local ABV Director was very informative. She checked up with me daily while in the foreign country to make sure I was doing well.
Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
There is nothing like volunteering overseas. It has allowed me to broaden my understanding towards different cultures and has given me a new perspective on life. It made me realize how fortunate I am to even have clean water and food on the table, everyday.
Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?