We have made it back to Tufts, and are happy to say that we are all healthy and in good spirits, despite the fact that we have been awake for about 40 hours, with an hour nap here and there. The two eight hour flights from Entebbe to Amsterdam, and Amsterdam to Boston have left us tired and ready to decompress. We will be spending the next few days at Tufts putting together information we have gathered over the past three weeks while it’s still fresh in our minds.
As our final note to this wonderful trip, we wanted to take the time to thank all of the wonderful people who helped make this trip and project possible, especially our donors.
We would like to thank the Millennium Campus Network for their interest and confidence in us, as well as their financial support. We are also very thankful for the funding from the Tisch College of Active Citizenship and their International Fellows Program as well as the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership. Both of these organizations have helped prepare us for our work, as well as provide leadership and a model for international work. We would also like to thank the Tufts School of Engineering for funding our mentor, John McAllister, to be able to join us for our assessment trip.
Additionally we’d like to thank Travel Savers for the discounted plane tickets, and all of the individual contributions from alumni, friends and families.
There are many other organizations, departments, professors, and individuals who have been extremely helpful to our group as we planned for this trip. We want to thank them all. We want to especially thank the Foundation for Development of Needy Communities, for their unwavering support and congruent values. Thank you to the parents of the team members for supporting us along the way, even though we know how hard it can be to watch your children work in another country.
Finally we would like to thank all of you who have been reading our Blog, sharing our work with your friends and family. We hope that you have enjoyed taking our journey with us. We hope that you will stay connected with our project as we move forward. If you have any questions, or would like to get in contact about anything regarding the project, don’t hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanyala Nabi (Thank You Very Much!!!)
EWB-Tufts Uganda Travel Team 2010