Each day, I took part in their timetabled classes and learned how similar the curriculum is in secondary schools in Ireland and secondary schools in Uganda. Ugandans are very passionate about their education and this passion rubbed off on me especially in my final year of school. Because of this, I really focused throughout sixth year and put a lot of work into my work and studying to ensure I could do the best in my exams, and I have my friends from Uganda to thank.
I learned so much through this immersion project about Uganda, the people and also about myself. I tried new foods, conversed with everyone I met and got to experience life in such a beautiful place. I looked forward to every day and what it had in store for me. Since my return, I get asked the question; “How was Uganda?”, I find myself giving the same answer, “I would go back tomorrow”. And the truth is I would go back tomorrow. I would do anything for a chance to go back there in the future as it is a place I will never forget.