Training


Reflections on power and privilege

It’s the Second Week Meeting in Mbarara, and the Project Workers are standing in a line in the middle of the room. “Take a step forward for every time someone’s done your washing for you in the last two weeks.” A few PWs step forward. “Take a step forward for every time someone’s cooked dinner for you.” This time all the PWs take several steps forward. “Take a step back for every time you haven’t been […]

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Bella and Hayden, PWs at St Elizabeth Bumia, giving a presentation on their school

Experiencing the Kakamega culture and Second Week Meeting

Here is PW Rosie Bishop’s take on the past weekend!   On Friday night all the PWs travelled back to the central house in Kakamega for our second week meeting. The evening provided a great opportunity to catch up and relax together (along with our house puppy) before we started training early on Saturday morning- much to everyone’s delight.   We started our first session with an exercise in which we all drew our schools and annotated […]


Visit to Rutooma – An EPAfrica school 2 years on, by PW Antonio

On the 29th of June as part of our first week training, half of the EPAfrica project workers in Uganda visited Rutooma Secondary School in order to get some feedback on past EPAfrica projects and current initiatives taking place at the school, including the most recent grades of its O-level and A-level students. The school is fairly close to the Mbarara city centre, and from the main road to the actual school we had to […]

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First impressions of Mbarara by Project Worker Amanda

On Monday, the 27th of June, eleven project workers first set foot on Ugandan soil at Entebbe International Airport, eager to charge off to their schools, plan brilliant projects and make a difference. But they were not quite ready…first, they would have to go through training week. Dramatic introductions aside, it was an extremely exhausting flight and the first day was spent mostly on a long bus ride from Entebbe to Mbarara, the cycle of dozing […]


First Week Training in Mbarara

After arriving on the long flight from Heathrow, and finally entering Uganda through a very long passport control, the project workers began to make their way to Mbarara, our base and location of the central house in Uganda. The next morning, week zero training began. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday consisted of a variety of group activities to prepare PWs for going into their schools the week after. This first week provided further information, building on […]

First week training