Uganda

Stories from Uganda

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Uganda.

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Climate change and environmental degradation continues to be a major concern in Uganda but it can be addressed through sensitizations and the teaching of conservation skills.

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Marie Fitzsimmons and Kirk Peters returned to their site in Lesotho where they served as Peace Corps Volunteers in the 1980s.

I was probably 8 years old the first time I told my mom I wanted to join the Peace Corps, and I don’t think it came as any surprise to her. I grew up with “Peace Corps” being a regular part of my family’s vocabulary.

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Working inside a Hospital in Northern Uganda, I feel strongly about implementing a support group for youth in the community, specifically HIV positive adolescents. 

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In my role, as a Community Agribusiness Peace Corps Volunteer, I focus on child nutrition as a critical piece of my work at an orphanage in Western Uganda. At my site, we are fortunate to be surrounded by lush gardens and a variety of rich vegetation. However, ensuring that fresh produce makes it from the garden to the plate, for well-balanced meals for the students, was a point of learning for myself and the staff.

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As an Agribusiness Peace Corps Volunteer living in Uganda, I implemented a project that benefited the planet and people’s lives at the same time! This was done through a series of trainings that were implemented with the objective to reduce deforestation through introduction of new and more efficient cooking stoves.

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Jumping out of my comfort zone

I had little idea what I’d be getting into when I signed up to be a Peace Corps Response Volunteer.

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Elyse crossing the equator for the first time during her service with Peace Corps Uganda.

“You're still going.”

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Students work on computers in the newly renovated library.

Libraries make information more accessible and provide places for people of all ages to read, study and learn about the larger world. They’re also valuable as community meeting spaces and technology hubs.

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Preparing orange fleshed sweet potato

My favorite success during my Peace Corps service so far comes from my sweet potato value addition project.

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