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Lizzy Van D.

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Review for EDUCATE UGANDA, Omaha, NE, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In my experience traveling to Uganda with the organization twice, my expectations have been more than exceeded. For years I have observed the behind-the-scenes work that the president, Karen Van Dyke, selflessly dedicates her time towards. However, when I was able to join the Educate Uganda team and see the effects at work, I was speechless. The reason for this is twofold. First, Karen takes the team under her wing and eases any discomfort throughout the journey. She works tirelessly to make sure the trip runs seamlessly, maximizing the productivity throughout the trip. Everyone feels like a family. Secondly, amidst the hard work while in Uganda, each traveler is able to witness the gratitude the schools have for Educate Uganda. Thirty-five dollars is the price of a dinner or clothing, and to these orphans it is a future. Educate Uganda provides a myriad of students with opportunities for success. Without the organization, children might be sent off to be married, not eat a single meal each day, and more. Instead, they are being given the gift of an education, promoting their faith and learning each day.

Role:  Volunteer