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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…

Uganda 2020: Barb Gordon

The favorite thing about Uganda for me is the resilience of the people.  Over and over I am amazed at the laundry list of things that they contend with daily, but we are met with genuine enthusiasm when talking about new ideas and…

Uganda 2020: David Sly

Favorite thing (or things) about Uganda There are so many! First things that come to mind… The people – and the connections you make at every level – from people you visit with every year, to the security guard outside the bank…

From Uganda 2019 to 2020

One of the greatest things about working at Ideba is the chance we are given to give back and a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit and help support the kids and community at Mpondwe Lhubiriha Secondary School in Uganda. During…

Kids Helping Kids - Help Bring Clean Water to a School

If you follow the Ideba blog or our social media accounts, you’ve probably noticed that we just completed two major events that are part of our annual commitment to education and giving back to the community. If you are not familiar with what…