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Uganda 2022 – Getting Back in the Saddle

Having supported Mpondwe Lhubiriha Secondary School for the past six years with capital projects, supplies and scholarships, the Ideba team and friends were looking forward to a large construction project in Summer, 2020 – building dormitories…

Giving Back

If you’re like me and want to focus more on giving back in 2021 (and beyond), here are some of the Ideba team’s favorite non-profit organizations. Let’s start with my favorites first… If you’ve followed along with our blogs in…

Celebrating Ideba’s 10th-Anniversary the Best Way Possible

Well, I guess we’re not a start-up anymore! As a business owner, I often get asked “how’s business”. Most would respond with “great” (sometimes even if it’s not…). Others would answer, “great, revenue’s up”, or…

Uganda 2020: Perri Read

Top three things I’m looking forward to most from the 2020 trip: Contributing firsthand to a project that Ideba has been supporting for a long time. I’m excited to see what the school looks like and gain a more in depth understanding…

Uganda 2020: Mark Hutchins

Favorite things about Uganda: The students at the school were really awesome in their drive, their curiosity, and knowledge. I was very impressed with everything they were doing.The food is really good. I especially loved the peanuts…

Uganda 2020: Mark Salow

Top three things I’m looking forward to most from the 2020 trip: Experiencing what it’s like right at the equator. I’ve never been to it, the school is just north of it, but the nature park we’re visiting is right on it. So,…

Uganda 2020: Laura Hutchins

Favorite thing (or things) about Uganda: Positivity and hard work are first, always. There are signs all around the school about how to be active, do hard work, be successful. You see the motivation in the students, the teachers and…

Uganda 2020: Jocelyn Vandergeest

I see the Uganda 2020 trip based on 4 themes: Connect, Learn, Support & Thrive. Connect: Connecting and collaborating with the students of Mpondwe Secondary School and other localsLearn: Getting out of my own bubble (city, country,…

Uganda 2020: James Gleason

I love the fact that this school’s leadership is not looking for a “hand out”, but a “hand up”. They are not expecting us to bail them out and care for their finances. They are doing a great job leading in their areas of expertise…

Uganda 2020: Dan Rosen

Worth getting up early for: Sunrise at Simba safari Lodge. Top tip: Don’t forget wet wipes, bottled water and sunscreen. Keep an eye out for: Troops of Baboons walking down the road alongside motorbikes carrying 3 to 4 people and…