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Review for The Real Uganda, Mukono, , Uganda

Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering with The Real Uganda back in 2007 for 3 months changed my life, forever. I was able to become fully immersed in the beautiful, authentic culture of Uganda while using my medical training to help those in several rural villages with HIV/AIDS education, malaria treatment and prevention, etc. Leslie was there to pick me up from the airport, welcome me to Uganda, and was available for support throughout my stay. I felt completely safe for my entire stay, and learned more about life in those 3 months than I ever thought possible. I can still remember like it was yesterday riding on the back of a dirt bike deep into the jungle to get to a remote village in need of medical aid. I remember the gallons of distilled water strapped to my enormous daypack, the vibrant green jungle surrounding me, and piercing blue sky. I remember seeing a metallic blue object ahead of us in the mud path, only to realize it was a group of a thousand iradescent giant blue butterflies drinking from a puddle that burst into the air, surrounding us, as we drove down the path. In that moment, I was truly alive. If you are looking for the real deal, look no further. I whole-heartedly recommend The Real Uganda for your volunteering needs. I will be back volunteering with The Real Uganda the first chance I get!

Role:  Volunteer