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11 Things I Learned Volunteering in Uganda

Lessons I learned volunteering in Uganda as a nurse in a refugee camp.

I recently wrapped up a month volunteering in Uganda as a nurse in a refugee camp. As always, I returned home feeling like I learned just as much as I taught (which, in my opinion, is one mark of a successful service trip). Here are just a few of the many lessons Uganda taught me:   1. Ugandans are extremely welcoming people. Everywhere I went, I was met with wide smiles and friendly greetings. I can’t say I was surprised, since I’ve had…

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One of the nurses of Uganda working in a refugee camp
Humanitarian Travel Uganda

Local Faces: The Nurses of Uganda

  The Pagirinya Health Center in Adjumani, Uganda where I’m currently volunteering is busy. The small center (more like a clinic by American standards) serves 30,000 people, most of them refugees fleeing violence and famine in South Sudan. The clinic’s resources are limited but…