Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vivacious Vital Volunteers at Home and Abroad - part 1 - Uganda

Dear Readers,

Wow, it has been awhile and once again I apologize for my lackadaisical blogging - and by that I mean my lack of blog entries. I would like to use this time to talk about the people who work behind the scenes and often go unnoticed but are an essential part of the BULA team and without them BULA would not achieveing their amazing accomplishments in Uganda.

I would like to talk about one of those who are on the ground in Uganda, working tirelessly for the protection of children's rights to education and security.

Mackenzie Brown is the 2009 Elrod Fellowship Winner. She came to Uganda a few months back and spent her first 3 months living at BULA children's home. She came with 3 flourescent pink suitcases and the drive to design and implement after school programs at St. Kizito Primary School. She began her lessons on September 7th, when the new term started and despite the difficulties that she endured moving to a totally foreign country Mackenzie has persevered and things have been amazing for her.

The teachers are involved in the daily activities, learning new and insightful ways to educate children. And the children are learning through practical applications to improve their English skills and also to reinforce the lessons learned throughout the day. We are so proud and excited about Mackenzie's efforts!!! This is just one way volunteers are making BULA the amazing organization that is changing people's lives and securing brighter futures for children.

Stay tuned as there will be a new vivacious vital volunteer in the spotlight each day!!!

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