Blog posts about Uganda
Q&A with Neonatal Nurse Rachel
Before setting off for Uganda, we caught up with Rachel to find out how she was feeling about her placement and what made her take the plunge in the first place...
10 things you need to know about volunteering in Uganda
We’ve been promoting the exciting health and education volunteer roles on our Uganda programmes left, right and centre. If you’re thinking about applying, here are 10 things you should know about volunteering in Uganda.
Uganda programme visit - reflections
Our Marketing and Communications Manager Annette gives you the low-down on her recent visit to our Irish Aid funded health and education programmes in Karamoja, Uganda.
"One of the best decisions I have made!"
Helen O'Flinn is working in Kampala, Uganda. We asked her to describe her experiences so far and tell us a bit about her placement.
Labelled a prostitute for going to school
VSO volunteer researcher Pauline Faughan spent three months visiting schools interviewing teachers, pupils and community members on their attitudes to girls education.
From Mayo to Africa: A teacher’s journey
Retired primary school principal Padraic McKeon, who has volunteered with VSO Ireland three times, outlines his motivations for initially taking the plunge and why he has no regrets.
The strength of a mother
Dr Aisling Walsh from Limerick volunteered with VSO Ireland in Gulu, Uganda, where the neonatal mortality rate is ten times higher than in Ireland. While on placement, Aisling shared her skills with local midwives and nurses to save babies' lives.
A volunteer's life in Karamoja, Uganda
Marie Moreau from Dublin, who has just returned from volunteering with VSO Ireland as an Inspection Advisor in Uganda, talks about her experience helping to improve and extend the country's education system.
I’m ready to be a mother now
Susan Ayam beams over her beautiful baby girl Fortunate, who is just two months old. It’s a grateful smile because Fortunate has truly earned her name. When she was only six months pregnant, Susan’s baby literally ‘fell out’.