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Volunteer teaching in Uganda

The impulsive decision to make a trip to Africa was made shortly after an unsolicited  email arrived in my inbox about volunteering in Uganda.   I was already considering attending  an Open Learning Exchange conference in neighboring Rwanda, so  I decided to  “volunteer”  (by paying the prescribed fee to IFRE volunteers), and in no time at all a two week stay at a small and cheerful school was arranged for me, timed to follow on from the four day OLE conference in Kigali, Rwanda. It was an incredible experience. I found it amazing that the children learned as much as they did with almost no teaching resources (like reading books, or paper to draw on . . ), and (corny as it sounds),  how well-behaved and infectiously happy the children were, as you can see from the videos further down the page.

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