Ugandan Student Travels
to Durban for JCWP

By Leigh Powell

Erina Nalunga is a third-year student at Makerere University in Uganda. She traveled with a classmate and two representatives from HFH Uganda to Durban for the Jimmy Carter Work Project.

It is not only Erina’s first visit to South Africa, but also her first trip outside of Uganda at all. She raised money to fund her trip by asking friends and family members for donations.

Erina is part of the campus chapter at Makerere University, and she has worked on several builds with others from her chapter. In terms of sheer size, the JCWP is different from any build she has ever been a part of, but there are more differences as well. “We build with smaller bricks in Uganda,” she says, proudly pulling a Ugandan build site picture from the pack around her waist.

Another difference for Erina is the multicultural aspect of the JCWP. “There are a lot of Koreans on my work team,” says Erina. “I had never met anyone from Korea before. They are very interesting people.”

—Leigh Powell is an HFHI writer and editor on special assignment for the JCWP


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