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The Missionary position

Jan 25 • 2656 views • 1 Comment on The Missionary position Africa, Diary of a Muzungu, East Africa, Uganda, Volunteering

Hey! Last week I received my passport back from VSO, complete with 3 month Uganda visa.
(This gets swapped for an extended one once I’m there). Also received CRB form so all the legal papers are in place. The CRB check is a standard request – every volunteeer has to have this check done regardless of whether we’re working with children or not.

Asked Michael Keigwin (founder of UCF) if he’d mind asking his contact at British Airways whether we can increase my baggage allowance. I only have 23k and am flying on what they call a Missionary rate! The mind boggles!!

I told Michael that everyone in the UK seems a bit disappointed I won’t be living in a mud hut (!) Michael said this can be arranged – when we go on safari!

There are five new volunteers starting in Uganda next month. I’ve just met Olivia (doing a 5 month placement). The other three are all Dutch (VSO recruits from the UK, the Netherlands, Canada, India and the Philippines). Olivia and I will be on the same plane, not sure about the others but we will all spend our first week in Uganda together on our induction training (watch this space!)

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  1. […] lot of people arrive here like me, as volunteers or missionaries. To be honest, until I came here, you could write what I knew about Uganda on the back of a postage […]

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