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The Heart of the Kitega Centre -Sarah Jane Ramsay

My experience of East Africa began when I was 2 years old when my parents took myself and my brother to live in Kikuyu Kenya. They went out as missionaries with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and when they went out they were the only Bazungu (white people) in

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Ricky Hansen at Kitega

Six incredible weeks at the inspiring Kitega Community Centre in Uganda. What a privilege it was to spend my time there, meeting some truly incredible people and hearing their stories. I will never forget these kind, caring, loving faces, and I hope I get the visit them all again in

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Children and Poverty

In Uganda, Kitega village’s main activity is agriculture; however, the standard of living remains low due to unemployment and poverty. Children are therefore, neglected and not given the attention and care they need and deserve. Environment plays a crucial role in the development of children’s brains. According to the Guardian,

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September 2015 Update

CHILDREN ACTIVITIES “They are beautiful each with a story, hands for holding and hearts for loving” Lindsey Nakawooya Pellitierri There has been a plethora of Children activity over the past few months and no bulletin can be so detailed to narrate it all. We hope to give you a tip

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The Art of Volunteering

The United Nations defines volunteerism as ‘a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges worldwide [where] everyone can contribute their time, skills and knowledge through volunteer action, and their combined efforts can be a significant force for achieving peace and development’ (UNV, 2015). The origins of volunteering date

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Jess at Kitega

  After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, I spent three months volunteering at the Kitega Community Centre as a health educator. It was my first experience leaving the United States, and I couldn’t have chosen a better place to be. My time at the Centre was

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Jess at Kitega!

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, I spent three months volunteering at the Kitega Community Centre as a health educator. It was my first experience leaving the United States, and I couldn’t have chosen a better place to be. My time at the Centre was life-changing

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