Emily Sherley

Volunteer for Soft Power 2004

emilyHave just returned to the UK after two months working as a volunteer for Soft Power and it was AMAZING. You only have to speak to the teachers and children at the schools (and the local community) to understand the massive difference it has made to their lives.

I learned about the project by passing through Jinja on an Overland truck, and was so impressed that I came back!

Soft Power works closely with the community so if you want to see Ugandan life as more than a tourist it’s ideal – I lived with a family in the village, who treated me as their own daughter, and taught me how to cook like an African (in theory – whether I’m any good time will tell!).
If anyone is thinking of volunteering, DO IT WITH SOFT POWER!!!

Emily came back in 2007 and has just been back again this year too. Check out the Great Fundraising Page to see what she got up to to raise money for us this time!