It takes an intrepid traveler to go to Uganda as an isla, International Service Learning Alliance intern. To make an impact in the lives of the community they serve, isla interns are Continue reading “It takes Money and Grit”
Written by Hafha Maani Ebrahimi for the Ugandan Sunday Monitor.
So the friend I was talking to and who seemed to be looking forward to traveling to East Africa, kept postponing her dream trip. The reasons were as varied as the colors of the rainbow. Once she cited political turmoil and instability, another time it was fear of malaria or Ebola and the excuses went on. It was time to have a serious chat with my friend. Continue reading “Do not postpone your trip to Africa”
If you saw this title and were worried about the state of global climate, no need to pack for the snow if you’re heading to East Africa. I guess, unless you plan on summiting Rwenzori, Mt. Kenya, or Kilimanjaro. But, this post doesn’t focus on snowflakes or snow packed mountains, rather it focuses on leadership and cultural organizing.
Want to work with isla but can’t make the time commitment? Looking to do a short-term, but meaningful, service experience? Prefer to travel with a group? Then service-learning trips (SLTs) are for you! SLTs are short-term, impactful collaborations between students/working professionals and local Ugandan community leaders, with a little bit of travel in-between.
This year we are partnering with Boomerang Communities to conduct an SLT July 2016, and we need your expertise! What do you think about civic engagement? Our local community partners are itching to know. Check out our working itinerary below.*