I answer several questions in this post, listed below. Scroll through the post to get to the question/answer you are interested in, or read all the way through. Your choice! "What will you be doing in Uganda on this trip Lizza"? What will you be doing then? Why are we supporting this work? Why are … Continue reading What will you do there? Why should I contribute to this work?
We had our second team meeting for the Uganda trip two weeks ago and I wanted to share more about the prep work we are doing before our trip. A lot of it is reading and discussing the book we are reading together called, "When Helping Hurts", which is an in depth look at poverty … Continue reading How do we make sure we are “doing it right”?
Hey Friends! As many of you know, I have been working with the Ugandan Water Project (UWP) for many years and this year did a big fundraiser with my students at McDonogh. We taught them a bunch of lessons that we developed to connect what they learn in the classroom to the real-world problem of … Continue reading Coming soon to Uganda…July 2017…me!
The last two weeks of this trip included 14 other people from the US; together we made up the Ugandan Water Project Team 19. Being on the team was really wonderful. After spending the previous 34 days together, 24/7, non-stop, Michelle and I were really excited to share our time with the rest of … Continue reading Pre-sites: Typhoid water
Hey friends! Michelle and I didn't disappear for the last few weeks and your computers aren't broken (missing our posts.) The UWP team came at the beginning of August and we were so busy that we didn't have time to use the really really painfully slow internet to post updates. But we have them and … Continue reading More posts coming…!
Boy do they know how to do community here in Bukwiri! We’re staying with a family that also runs a dormitory for a secondary (high) school, so there are always young people around! We live in two rooms - one for sleeping and one for eating and hanging out. There is no door between the … Continue reading A different kind of poverty; a different kind of richness
Dancing in Uganda is very different than in the US. It is very rhythmic based and the movements usually represent some type of action that you can find in real Ugandan life: cutting grass or something in the field, rooster’s fighting, depicting cows with long horns via arm movements, or even courtship and engagements. The … Continue reading Snapshot of Ugandan Life
Here we are - at a major transition point.We’ve spent two weeks in and around Kampala - learning how to use the taxis, getting comfortable with the food, making friends, figuring out technology, succeeding in taking pretty good care of ourselves, and learning lots about drumming and dancing!Today we traveled from Kampala, the capital city … Continue reading A Postcard: Our Next Big Transition
What are we doing here anyway? By: Lizza Irvine (with agreement on most parts from Michelle Long. 🙂 This is a question that usually dances around my thoughts every time I go overseas to do missions/service work recently. Part of why I ask this is out of care to make sure that I keep my … Continue reading What are we doing here anyway?
As we are reflecting on our time here in Uganda, Michelle and I are finding ourselves intensively involved and invested in our project and relationships while also experiencing some crazy adventures of being in a new country. These things are usually mingled together as we go throughout the day and our … Continue reading Driving in Uganda