Author Archives: Grace

About Grace

In 2011, after six years living the city life in London and with a Masters in NGO Management under my belt I decided it was time to put theory into practice. I spent 2012 living in northern Uganda working with children with disabilities and with youth at an adventure therapy centre. I then came home to NZ to spend time with my family and friends, and to enjoy the outdoors lifestyle. A year later and I am on the move again, this time to a small island nation in the South Pacific. For the next two years I will be living on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu, working on an economic development project for World Vision. All thoughts shared in these blogs are my own and do not reflect those of any of the organisations I work with.

One (two) year(s) on…

This post is actually a year old now (I never quite got around to publishing it sorry!) but as it will bring you up to date and on to my next adventure (and new blog – Island Life in Vanuatu) … Continue reading

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Endings and new beginnings

I’m writing this blog from the comfort of my parents’ house in New Zealand making it a bit of a surreal exercise. As you may have guessed, I have left Uganda…for the time being! I extended my nine month stint … Continue reading

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It’s dirty work…

…riding to my office that is! I have started riding a mountain bike to my new office in the forest at The Recreation Project. Riding on a boda (motorbike taxi) up Lacor/Juba road is not fun as it’s the main … Continue reading

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TRP guest blog

I will fill you in about my work at The Recreation Project soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share my guest blog on The Recreation Project website with you all… click on this link Introducing Grace or cut and … Continue reading

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Celebrating successes

Living in Gulu can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride (and not just when I’m riding my mountain bike fast over all the potholes or falling over and getting covered in mud!). There are days when I love it … Continue reading

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Changing seasons

I started writing this blog while watching a wheelchair basketball practice going on outside my office door. I have seen many random things from my office door over the past few months… I can’t quite believe I have been here … Continue reading

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Rainy Season = Mangos!

Life in Gulu It’s rainy season in Gulu now which means the road I live and work on has turned from a dust bowl into a mud pit. I have invested in a pair of gumboots so I can avoid … Continue reading

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