I am so glad that I chose to volunteer with BVDA in Uganda this summer. Going on project was a thoroughly rewarding and worthwhile experience, and made my summer holiday one to remember and be proud of.
One of the reasons I decided to volunteer with BVDA was that I would like to pursue a career in the charity sector post university. It was definitely the right decision as I learned a lot about how small NGOs like Little Big Africa work to make a difference, as well as the obstacles and barriers they face along the way. Additionally, the experience taught me a substantial amount in the way of operating in a team in an unfamiliar and admittedly stressful environment.
My favourite aspect of the project was the construction element. Along with the rest of the group I was really keen on getting my hands dirty and reveled in the excitement of constructing the water tank.
After we finished the water tank it was so satisfying to look at a tangible product of our efforts that would hopefully benefit the school for years to come.