A year (and three weeks!) later and EPAfrica is well under way with its second year of volunteering in Mbarara. The Head Teacher’s Conference was an eye-opener – we saw the kinds of issues our partner schools were dealing with and were able to assess last year’s initiatives one year on. The Project Workers left for their respective schools after completing a week of training and their experiences of life in the villages filter in via text message: tales of traditional local church services and frog-in-longdrop situations abound…as well as the progress made with their investments!
Independently, the summer team visits schools on a daily basis to decide where we could invest in future years. This, personally, has been the most interesting aspect of the summer so far. It’s early days for EPAfrica in Uganda. There’s a lot to research and a lot to understand in terms of forming partnerships here. Current plans also include inventive approaches as to how to spread the word about EPA. So far this has included a brief stint on radio, but the sky’s the limit!
-Jessi, PM Mbarara