As the last of my skin peels off and I begin to gear up for the holidays (I actually made it the whole three months without getting a bad sunburn until my last very week!), I can't help but look back fondly on my experience in Uganda. I will cherish the friendships I made and miss those who touched my heart with their kindness and dedication.
My dear friend Iryn cooking us Sunday dinner
Goofing around with some of my favorite little people
I feel that this experience was a valuable part of my educational experience. I was able to work with a world-class sustainable agriculture program and learn from their successes and challenges. Watoto Sustainable Agriculture is constantly looking at ways to improve their program and increase their sustainability.
There is nothing like milking goats in the morning at Suubi and delivering the milk to Baby Watoto in the afternoon. You can truly see the impact that Watoto Sustainable Agriculture is having on the lives of the toddlers enjoying their afternoon milk. It is a shining example of how agriculture can help improve the lives of those in need. Watoto is ever evolving, and I believe they are a leader in Ugandan agriculture. Their desire to improve the country of Uganda is infectious and they are truly making a difference. I am so thankful I was able to have this wonderful opportunity and will miss Uganda dearly.
A toddler at Baby Watoto enjoying some goat milk
Jennifer Bryant is a 2015 Noble-Watoto Fellow working at Watoto Child Care Ministries in Uganda. Bryant is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is in her first year of the master of international agriculture program at Oklahoma State University, where she focuses on international agriculture development and sustainability.