Two Years Later…

A little over two years ago I left Uganda, not sure if I’d be coming back anytime soon. It was pretty difficult leaving a place that quickly became my second home, so you can imagine my reaction when I found out I was selected for a Long Term Fellowship with Engineers Without Borders in… You … More Two Years Later…

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Well, this is it. I’m officially at the airport, ready to board a plane leaving the continent. Where has time gone? It feels like yesterday I left the Entebee airport towards Kampala, overwhelmed by my new surroundings, wanting to see my friends and family. Now I look around, and everything simply feels like home. This … More Last post

Village Stays

  A few weeks ago, I was starting to believe I understood Ugandan culture. Two village stays later, I realize how naïve I was thinking I could have possibly come close to understanding the cultural diversity of this country within 3 months. Traveling to the rural areas of Uganda opened my eyes to the extent … More Village Stays

Mid Placement

  It’s starting to hit me that I’ll soon be leaving Uganda, as I’m officially passed the halfway mark of my placement. A little over a week ago, I went to Ssese Island with the Ugandan and Kenyan EWB team, as well as Heather, who manages our fellowships from Canada, for the East African retreat. … More Mid Placement

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My name is Patrick Savoie, and I’m spending the summer on a fellowship with Engineers without borders. I’m working with a team called “Strategy and investment” in Kampala, Uganda. I’ve created this blog to keep everyone back in Canada updated on what I’m doing this summer, and to document my experience for anyone wanting to … More First post