“Personally, the intense, challenging elements of the experience brought us closer with our host communities and each other. This has built friendships that are sure to last the test of time.
“Adapting to a lifestyle that placed us out of our comfort zones brought out sides that I didn’t know I had such as assertiveness – this hasn’t left me since I returned. If you embrace it fully, you can learn a lot from the different pace of life, affectionately referred to as ‘Ugandan Time’. In Scotland we always seem to be in such a rush and in the process miss getting to know our true selves.
“I had hoped to achieve professional realignment to the heart of teaching and learning and I suppose, in a way, that’s what I got. The experience has made me more conscious of sustainable practices and looking beyond subject content to contextualise learning.”