Volunteer: Anjali Jarrett
I decided in my freshman year of college that I wanted to join Peace Corps. After graduating with a degree in Psychology and later receiving a certificate in Elementary Ed and nearly four years later my husband and I left the US to serve in Uganda. I trained primary school teachers and also worked with primary school students in Iganga district, about two and half hours from the capital city, Kampala. We finished our service in late April of this year.
Contributions from Anjali Jarrett
As I walk past six-year old Paulina who is bent over the sink in the middle of her second load of dish washing, she smiles pleasantly and replies quietly, “I’m fine,” when I greet her. Her ebony skin glistens in the splashes of sun-lit soapy water and her small hands work methodically as she meticulously scrub each dish caked with remnants of the previous meal. When I stop to ask her why she isn’t attending school today, she cheerfully answers that she would attend the next day. C...