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World Malaria Month Blog

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If any of you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram you know that it is World Malaria Month. Part of World Malaria Month is to educate our students and the community in order to prevent more people from getting Malaria. Another part of Malaria month is Peace Corps Third Goal, educating America on the going ons in Uganda so they can get involved and help, as well as knowing what we are doing in Uganda and know how beautiful the culture is her in Uganda as well. Malaria is a life-threating blood disease caused by parasites transmitted to humans through the bite of an Anopheles mosquito. Once an infected mosquito bites a human and transmits the parasites, those parasites multiply in the host’s liver before infecting and destroying red blood cells. However life-threating malaria is it is also a completely preventable and treatable disease. It is preventable by taking anti-malaria medication, sleeping under treated bed nets, and wearing bug spray and long clothing when you are …

Bucket List Item 2: Safari, Nile Cruise, and National Park Number One

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Easter weekend was an absolute dream come true. We saw Uganda at its wildest and most untouched, and it was magical. I spent the weekend at Murchison Falls in northern Ugandan with three of my best friends here in Uganda and Murchison was unbelievably breathtaking. While there I went on my first ever safari and saw more animals than I could ever imagine. Some of the animals we saw we were able to get so close to. Honestly all four of us spent most of the weekend in awe of what we were seeing, the beauty of Uganda and the animals it was an adventure to say the least. During safari we saw, elephants, Ugandan kobs (which are similar to antelope), water buffalo, water bucks, crocodiles, hippos, birds, giraffes, warthogs, and a lioness! Seeing the lioness was amazing. She was beautiful and on the hunt. We almost saw her attack at warthog but she took to long to pounce and the warthog walked away. 

We had to game drives (Safari drives), one the first morning and the second one on the last af…

Back in Toggo for the Weekend

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For those of you who are just tuning into my blog or who just might not know. I have been visiting Uganda twice a year since 2011 going back to the same village, Toggo, each time working at a school. Now, since moving to Uganda in November, I haven’t been able to go back to Toggo to visit and to see my family and kids that have grown so dear to my life. My heart was aching so bad to be with my sweet family and kids. This weekend I was finally able to get back and my heart became whole again.                 Driving up to the village and taking that turn onto Toggo road gave me new life. I was so excited about seeing my kids, which to my surprise my sweet Lynette who calls me mom saw me the second we pulled up screamed and came running to say hi. I hopped out of the car and gave her the biggest hug. My daughter being the first person I saw when getting to Toggo was perfect and I couldn’t wait to see the rest of my kids. Then Lynette and I than traveled up to Toggo High so that I coul…