Promoting economic growth, agricultural development and volunteer service in the Americas.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Update from Julie, a former FtF Intern
Hello FtF Community!!! Glad to see and hear that everything is running smoothly with the FtF program, especially after the devastation in Haiti. As many of you know, I worked as an intern this past summer with FtF as a part of the Chevy Chase Leadership Internship Program at the University of Maryland. Part of this program was an alternative spring break trip to Uganda which I just got back from this past Saturday. While in Uganda, I worked with a local community group to plant over 20 trees and work on three water wells which will be used to collect and store water saving the families from having to walk miles to collect water. I had the most amazing time there working on these projects, interacting with the local Ugandans, forming stronger relationships with other UMD students and staying with the most amazing host family ever (I even wore a traditional Ugandan outfit to a community dinner). It was truly a life changing experience and reinforced the importance of the work that Partners and FtF does. Please enjoy some of the pictures...recognize the hat??