From a British Point of View


Firstly, a small introduction. My name is Alex, I’m 19 and I’m here in Uganda with my girlfriend Daisy for four months. I’m British and yes, everything you’ve heard about us is absolutely true. We’re incredibly pale, have terrible teeth but we make a damn good cup of tea. I actually hosted a ten minute intensive masterclass on tea making that Emmett was fortunate enough to be privy to. (Safe to say the lad will never look at a cup of tea in the same way ever again). Teabags and poor dental hygiene aside, what is my experience of Rural to Rural? Firstly, these kids have abundant amounts of energy that would make even Duracell envious. They undertake anything and everything, whether that be a game of monopoly or packaging coffee, with the same infectious yet ear-bursting gusto that also at times causes one mild to severe headaches. My increased intake of Advil accounted for, I honestly don't think I've ever seen a bunch of kids so eager and so willing to make a real difference to those less fortunate than themselves. Under the wise and loving guidance of Sue, an incredibly remarkable woman in her own right (and one certainly able to give these guys a run for their money with regards to being uber competitive) I am absolutely certain that their goal of building a pre-school will be achieved! Although diverse in age and background, this group of young people shows everything I look for in cherished friends. They’re keen, open to new experiences and their sense of humour (you’ll notice my correct spelling of that word *winky face*) makes any undertaking, no matter how emotional or tough going a hell of a lot easier. Traits that in a world were turning on the news at the moment makes you want to crawl into the path of an oncoming bus, give me real hope for the future. I wish these guys the best of luck and I would urge any would-be members of a future Rural to Rural team to jump in at the first given opportunity! You’d be a real fool to miss out on an incredible opportunity not only to see the world, but to make a solid difference to it in the process. 

Susan Weber