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Road, radio and research: thoughts from Kampala to Iganga

In central Kampala, a huge flyover is under construction. My driver, Sam, promises its completion will ease the congestion, but for today the rush hour traffic is crawling and I’ve got plenty of time to think. It feels like lots is changing here. Passing through immigration in less than thirty minutes felt like lightning pace, with an East African visa as my golden ticket. It’s designed to encourage tourism in the region, lasts three months, […]

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A View from the Technical Institute…

Evan Reekie, Hui Min Ang and Donya Mojtahed-Zadeh are at St Benedict’s Technical Institute. They are the second set of project workers to work with the school.    St Benedict’s Technical Institute, a school offering mainly vocational courses, is based in the beautiful rural setting of Kakindo, Sheema district. This institute reflects the future of Ugandan secondary schools as the government are investing in this type of educational institution to equip students with the practical […]


Hillside Vocational Secondary School

As we’ve reached the mid-point of the summer, we have been reflecting on our first half experiences in Hillside Vocation Secondary School, Uganda… Our school project began with a full week working in the Hillside Vocational school all together, after Norbert, the third member of our trio, had arrived. Following a massive, vibrant religious conference on Sunday 9 July, which took place at Kitagata Secondary School in collaboration with several local schools, we already felt […]

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Humans of EPAFrica 2017 – May 2017

Humans of EPAfrica April 2017 – Cambridge  This instalment of Humans of EPAfrica comes from Cambridge, with a group conversation with former PWs and committee members for EPAfrica, to understand their thoughts about the charity and its direction. The conversation has been split into three parts- · Their work before they went to Africa · Their time in Africa · What they learnt, and their current work with EPAfrica The group included both members of […]


Humans of EPAfrica – March 2017

HoEPAfrica March 2017: Maciej Mańka & Emily Fox As a second instalment of Humans of EPAfrica, we interviewed two prospective project workers who are venturing out this summer to Kenya and Uganda. Maciej Mańka is a first year UCL student studying neuroscience, and Emily Fox is a first year studying Development Studies & Geography at SOAS. Both of them had never heard of EPAfrica before they came to university, so we decided to see what […]

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Humans of EPAfrica 2017

With 2017 in sight, this week we’re revamping the Humans of EPAfrica page for the next year, starting with an interview with Caroline Sharp, who was a PW in 2014, and is now the UK Operations Manager. We’re aiming to get a more personal look at what it’s like to be a member of EPAfrica, and see what it takes to be a member of the charity, from day-to-day work to their most impressive stories […]


Lessons learned as a project coordinator

Last Thursday I completed my final school visit of the summer at St Theresa’s Bogiakumu Secondary in Kisii. My work over the past seven weeks as a project coordinator has offered a different perspective on both EPAfrica as a charity and life in Kenya. Here are my eight biggest takeaways from my stay in East Africa: 1. EPAfrica is not just committed to improving schools, but also its own model to generate sustainable change. Since […]

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How does EPAfrica find partner schools?

On Thursday the 28th of July, Taru, the project manager in Kisii, took me to my first school visit to St Peter’s Keberesi Secondary School. This was my first school selection visit – I was very excited to learn more about the local secondary education and the process through which EPAfrica selects its partner schools. We left the town centre early in the morning, travelling first to Mogunga, from where we took another matatu to […]