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My Ugandan Adventure

22nd August 2018 @ 6:06am – by Tom Rogers
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I have recently returned from my World Challenge trip to Uganda.

I would like to thank everybody in Audlem who supported me with my fundraising. I had an amazing experience.

St Jude Kasudde Primary School

The majority of this trip was spent at St Jude Kasudde Primary School where I, along with my team, undertook tasks such as improving the educational infrastructure of the classrooms as well as helping the teachers in the classroom with day-to-day teaching but also getting involved with sporting activities with the children in order to teach them the importance of staying healthy and encouraging them to stay in school.

In Uganda, primary education is one of the most poorly funded of all the public sectors and yet it is the first and most important for all Ugandans. Our aim at the school was to work alongside the local communities in order to change this, helping to improve educational infrastructure and accessibility. During this 16-day expedition, we also completed a 3-day trek of the Nile, passing through many of the local communities and engaging with the famers of the tea plantations in Naminya Village of Jinja, many of whom rarely meet foreign visitors.

The two weeks I spent in Uganda were the best of my life. The happiness of all of the children at the school is so clear to see and I feel so privileged to have experienced this culture.

Thank you again for everybody who has helped me along the way, either through giving donations, offering me work from my leaflets or simply showing interest and offering advice.

Tom Rogers

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