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July 24, 2019

Seeing Nakato seated in Baby class together with other five year old's, raising bottle caps of different
colours seems effortlessly done. To her mother and twin sister, they have hoped and waited for this
miracle for the last 10 years. In fact going to school was far beyond what they asked for then...

Babirye Elsheeba and Nakato Elizabeth were born in 2005 in the outskirts of Kampala city. Their mother Janipher described her shock, with tears streaming down her cheeks as she sorts groundnuts into two mounds, of how neither of her two scans showed that she was carrying twins.

Yet there she was, one baby out and being told

th...

March 13, 2015

   

Today's post is a short one....This year, Gina Corbett and Brian Furey will return to Uganda with Nurture Africa to volunteer for the third consecutive year. We gave them the difficult task in summarising why they return year after year.... in less than 100 words (then forgave them if that wasn't possible)! 

"I was retired and saw the Facebook ad looking for volunteers to work with children affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda. 

I thought I was going to help; instead Uganda gave me a new lease on life and a new outlook. 

I learned to live with and be grateful for the privileged life I have; to make the most of every opportunity and y...

April 18, 2014

Upon completing her voluntary placement in Uganda with Nurture Africa, Sue Kraftsoff, writes about her experience from the moment of deciding to commit to the placement through to her return to Ireland…

 

“The idea of volunteering abroad had always appealed to me; however it wasn’t until the IMPACT (Irish Trade Union, which supports the work of Nurture Africa) newsletter advertising a 2 week placement with Nurture Africa in Uganda that this idea became reality. Having replied to the ad, I had then attended an information session and an interview, gaining one of five places reserved for volunteers sponsored by IMPACT. During these preparation st...

April 18, 2014

Orla McGrath writes touchingly about her experience of volunteering in Uganda with Nurture Africa, and how that very experience pointed her in a new direction both personally and professionally, for the rest of her life….

 

“It was something that always appealed to me. I am not sure if appeal is the right word but lets say interested me.

I had watched suffering on my T.V. screen and I felt drawn to that. The ads depicted starving children, with their protruding ribs and rounded bellies, and I asked myself why? Not the big deep questions of “why the poverty?”, “why them and not me?”, they came a bit further on; but just the practical why’s like “...

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