Sometimes life’s greatest lessons come at the highest prices.
For the past few months, I have been on the Kapkwomboloi Construction Site in Kapchorwa district. It is one of the most gorgeous construction sites you could ever imagine. The site is set along a river that is hidden away by crescent shaped cliffs. Over the rim of the cliffs bursts Cheptui falls, spraying life to the valley. Continue reading “Waterfalls & Mystery; Learning & Dysentery”
I have recently been overwhelmed by migraines, but I was finally able to rejoin Sylvia so we could continue performing technical assessments and decide where to place our next eight cable bridges. While Sylvia laid out the center line and determined elevations and distances of points along the center line, I had the honor of talking with the community. I explained who we were and what we were doing, but most of all I listened to the community as they told me their story. Continue reading “Connecting Uganda and Kenya: A story of a divided people coming together after conflict”
Every time we pass through Kapchorwa Uganda on the way to our projects we pass by something you can’t help but stare at. As we are winding our way up gorgeous mountains, peeking out at waterfalls and bubbling rivers, we suddenly slam into a giant scar carved into the side of the mountain. Continue reading “Strip-Mining the Garden of Eden”
I am over the moon with Uganda! I have extended my contract to stay here till next summer, making my work here a year long. Not only that, but I may move to Rwanda!
I am absolutely head over heels in love with Uganda. I have found my people. Continue reading “Finding my people: Home is where the heart is and my heart is here.”
The huge inauguration party including: traditional dancing, singing, and poetry read by the communities served by the new Namawukulu bridge in the Bududa district of Uganda…. Continue reading “Bridge Inauguration Party”
I am working as a Bridge Corps Fellow for Bridges to Prosperity for the next 7 months. I spend my time hiking through the mountains to find gorgeous rivers, building bridges (figuratively and guess what? also literally), and watching monkeys break into the office. Continue reading “Building Bridges: My work with Bridges to Prosperity”
Why build bridges?
I have been speaking with village chiefs about their needs for a safe crossing; I have learned about the lack of access to school, healthcare, and jobs. I have heard their recounting of the many injuries and deaths at these dangerous crossings.
I recently received a phone call and learned that a loved one had passed away. This is a breakdown of the steps I have taken to fight stress and sorrow while I am separated from my support group half way around the world. Continue reading “When Tragedy Strikes… Fighting Stress Abroad: Gratitude, Friendship, & Art”