Soft Power Education (SPE) is a British registered charity and Ugandan NGO. Since 1999 we have been working with communities in Uganda with a mission of
improving quality of life through education. And a vision for an empowered and self-sustaining society that takes responsibility for its own development.
In the following week and a half working with the special needs unit (I say working, we spent the whole time playing games outside!). I also spent lots of mornings at the preschool assisting with one-to-one lessons with some of the children in an attempt to boost their confidence. And at one point I even found myself on my hands and knees covered in blue paint as we took on the challenge of painting a classroom. The top these incredible experiences of, I got to work alongside a great volunteer great team of volunteers with him I enjoyed some fun weekend activities and some funny stories at dinner times. This included swinging into the River Nile from rope, navigating the dusty town of Jinja, or simply relaxing at the nearby campsite with a nice cold drink.
I would like to say a big thank you to my fellow volunteers for adding to the enjoyment of this adventure. So after staying in ginger for two weeks longer than I had planned, it was time to say goodbye to my wonderful host family and goodbye to soft power! I have way too many stories to tell volunteering and it would be impossible to include them all in this blog! It was an honour and a privilege to work alongside such inspiring students volunteers and teachers alike. Thank you to staff power education for such a brilliant unplanned experience... A real adventure!!