The project that I will be working on this time is a school for Youth With a Mission (YWAM). YWAM is a Christian organization that works in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries around the world. They serve in a wide variety of ways, including HIV/AIDS clinics, outpatient clinical services, help for children with disabilities, family and community counseling, guidance in recovering from prostitution, and much more. YWAM has 5 bases in Uganda, but we will be working with Hopeland in Jinja (see their website here). I have included another map in girly patterns, below.
In all, there will be 14 of us traveling to Uganda to design a school for this great organization: 8 engineers, 5 architects, and 1 wife. Although I won't have great internet access in Uganda (i.e. one 3G stick to split between all of us)... I will definitely update the blog when I get home with pictures and details of all I learn and do in Uganda!
Do not watch The Last King of Scotland until I return safely. We made this mistake already...it is violent and scary.