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Kitega in the News

Washington — The Kitega Community Centre in rural Uganda has emerged as a global model for volunteer networking, capturing a top United Nations award for online volunteering in each of the last two years. When its coordinator, David Clemy, took over the center, which focuses on local health issues, he

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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 life-changing

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