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Back to Uganda: Reunion and Reflection with Connect to Uganda




Uganda, the "Pearl of Africa," is calling me back, and this time, the excitement feels different. It's a wave of pure joy mixed with a sweet nostalgia that washes over me. I'm returning not just to a stunning country, but to a place that holds a special piece of my heart – the village I visited with Connect to Uganda on my first trip last July. 


The biggest reason for my excitement? Reuniting with Rashida, the brilliant young girl I had the privilege of supporting through Connect to Uganda's Scholarship program. Our last trip to Uganda was a whirlwind of laughter, shared adventures, and a cultural immersion that transcended any surface-level experience. Keeping up with Rashida's amazing journey since then has been incredibly rewarding, and the chance to see her and her mom again is a dream come true.


But Uganda's magic goes beyond even these cherished connections. It's the infectious smiles that light up every corner, the rhythmic pulse of the drums that vibrate in your soul, and the breathtaking landscapes that leave you speechless. My first trip with Connect to Uganda was an eye-opening experience, and while I can't wait to relive those simple joys, I know this time will be different.


This return trip is about more than nostalgia. I'm returning with a deeper understanding of the culture, a stronger bond with the village community, and a renewed sense of purpose thanks to Connect to Uganda. But most importantly, I'll be there to witness Rashida's growth firsthand and celebrate her achievements alongside her incredible mom.



This journey is a chance to give back, to contribute directly to Connect to Uganda's mission of fostering connections and empowering communities. 

Buckle up because I'm about to embark on an epic Ugandan adventure with an amazing team. Get ready for a travelog overflowing with heartwarming reunions, breathtaking photos, and a peek into the magic that unfolds when connections are made. This trip to the Pearl of Africa isn't just a revisit, it's a chance to dive deeper, reconnect with loved ones, and witness the transformative power of connection firsthand. Stay tuned for updates – the Ugandan magic awaits!

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