My name is Lisanne and in 2016 in spend 5 months in Uganda. This wonderful opportunity came to me during my internship when I studied Pedagogy. For five months I lived at Amecet and together with the Ugandan staff and Dutch volunteers we took care of the children. We worked 6 days a week. Our job was to take care of the baby’s and children: washing them, feeding them, giving the baby’s their bottle, but also play with the children and help them with their homework. I went to the women’s prison a couple of times. Els and the social workers hand out food and soap to the women in prison who are their with young children. I also visited the pre school so I could see how school in Africa is like.
When children have family in the village, we will place them back if the situation is safe. I went there a couple of times and it is very special to see how people live far from civilization. Their gratitude and hospitality is something I will never forget. During my time at Amecet I had a lot of support from Els, the volunteers and the Ugandan staff. If you want to know more don’t hesitate to send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org