Naomi Lewis, Dewi Harris and Alex Prosser spent their February half term holiday working in our link school and community in Mbale, Uganda.

The students experienced first-hand the many challenges facing young people in their daily lives. The twelve day visit saw the group renovate classroom and create stunning wall displays as well as meeting with “aid widows” and their orphans.  Spending time in our link school ensured that they got  a good understanding of education Ugandan style.

The trip was a resounding success and the young people will soon be sharing their adventures with other students through assemblies and talks in Geography Lessons.

Dewi said “As young people we found that there was pure poverty in all the places we went. It’s hard to explain the type of poverty until you go out there and experience it yourself. The people we met were grateful for the small gifts we give them, we in the UK don’t know how lucky we are. We always want more in life and don’t realise what we have. The citizens of  Uganda are always smiling and happy despite their challenges .”

Naomi said “ “It was a great experience and it made me feel like I wanted to use all my skills to improve the lives of  the children I met. The experience has changed my life for the better.  ”

Alex said “ It has made me think that we are so lucky compared to some of the young people I met.  It was an amazing experience one that I will never forget”


Dewi, Alex and Naomi hope to return to Uganda next year.