I traveled to Uganda, to volunteer with Volunteering Solutions for 2 weeks.
So the first thing I can say is that always apply for more weeks, if you really want to experience the Ugandan culture, and also to enjoy what Uganda has to offer.
It was the best experience I have had in my life so far. My experience was very authentic and valuable to my profession as medical student.
I at some point stayed with other volunteers at the Volunteers’ house but most of the time stayed with a sweet host family in Gayaza. The Country Manager, Isaac was so incredibly warm and welcoming.
Although I didn’t see him often, but he was always available, when we needed him, he knows every bit of his culture and he is a good resource.
The truth is nobody is prepared to come to Uganda until you come but believe me, after you are ready for everything and you will never want to leave!
I am incredibly grateful to the entire Ugandan team and Volunteering Solutions for making my experience so rich. Overall, this was a very humbling and realistic way to experience Uganda and the rural culture and healthcare system.