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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Ichupa Upcycle Project

Whether it’s bottles, plastic kaveras (bags), remnants of a past lunch or an afternoon snack wrapper, plastic is king in Uganda.

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Two Peace Corps Volunteers stand together at Close of Service.

I was sweaty and dirty, but smiling. I might not have been with the person I loved the most, but I was doing the thing I loved the most: working in malaria prevention.

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Girl laying on hospital bed with several students surrounding and looking at her

Utilize your skills to educate emerging health care professionals and improve health care systems with Peace Corps Response.

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The Ichupa Upcycle Project is a community-based social enterprise inspired by Returned Peace Corps Volunteer -RPCV Michał Matejczuk when he served (2016) in Mbale District in Eastern Uganda. Michal now lives in Hyderabad, India as a Henry R. Luce Scholar.

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You never know where your Peace Corps service, or your career for that matter, can take you. I truly owe my entire career to the Peace Corps and the experiences I had serve me every day.

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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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