Seventeen students from Northwestern University are spending the summer in Uganda to implement projects in microfinance and youth leadership. Liz, Nikolai and Ann share their adventures.
Regardless of how much we studied, I don’t know a thing about this country. I should have failed Uganda Class.
I started writing this post six days ago in my journal on a flight to London. Now, I’m recalling what I can at Web City Café in Kampala. Memory is not a strength.
I don’t know anything. I’m finally here — on this flight — on my way to Uganda via London/Vienna/Dubai, keenly aware of how unprepared I am. I’ve got clothes (modest, comfortable); toiletries (ten weeks worth); bug spray (Malaria!!); sunscreen (photosensitivity); a head lamp (unreliable electricity); ointments; sunglasses; passport; copies of passport; international vaccination record card; camera; protein bars… books… toilet paper…
Anyway, I’m so unprepared.