After hearing about Help Africa and all the wonderful work they do, my friend and I made the decision to fly to Uganda and offer our help for a week. When we arrived we were given our itinerary which included a visit to the slums in Katanga. Although I was aware that the people within the slums lived in very poor conditions I was still shocked by what I saw during our visit.
I spent a couple of weeks volunteering at Help Africa. Helping kids in need is something that has always been very close to my heart. Therefore, Help Africa seemed like the perfect organization for me. Visiting Katanga Slum was inarguably one of the best experiences in my life yet also the hardest.
In 2019, we stayed in Uganda for about three months. In those three months, we started a project for the local women from Katanga slum. We had a wonderful time and everyone was so friendly. Every week we had three workshops and they all took place in the slum. So we went there a lot. You can say you get used to the things you see there, but that’s not true.