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May 14, 2018

Kasirivu Henry is a 17 year old boy yet speaks with the maturity of someone far older. This is because he had to grow up quick. His parents separated and he along with his siblings, stayed with their father. Some years later, the children's lives were changed forever....

"Myself and my siblings all attended school. However, our father then passed away. I found myself as the head of the house with myself and my siblings to take care of. This was a real struggle as we had no money to pay school fees. I decided that I would miss some days at school as I had found work in people’s gardens. This allowed me to earn some income, top up my f...

"It’s very hard to put my experience with Nurture Africa into words after just eleven days here. I’ve done so much, learned so much, gave so much and yet I’m still only at the halfway point of the placement. I’m so gracious to be given the opportunity to volunteer with Nurture Africa. The charity does so much good here in Nansana for people who truly deserve it and more importantly, they need it.

I chose to go volunteering with Nurture Africa for many of reasons. To try make a difference; their ambassador program made it feasible for me to go and of course to throw myself out of my comfort zone. Something a lot of us aren’t willing t...

In the latter half of 2014, Eimear Cregg made the decision to volunteer overseas during the summer of 2015. Eimear's research brought her to the offices of Nurture Africa and subsequently Eimear applied for and was accepted to the Nurture Africa Volunteer Programme. Eimear's experience was captured in "InTouch" (the Irish National Teachers' Organisation Union magazine) and is summuarised below. 

 

"In July 2015 with an equal mixture of excitement and nerves I boarded a flight to Uganda to spend three weeks as a volunteer teacher with Nurture Africa.

I was very anxious – I would be teaching over 100 children, in a hot classroom without the f...

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