Note – this page was originally posted by Jaime in 2010, when she started this blog, and is now out-of-date. For current information, please visit the front page.
My name is Jaime Traynor. I’m from Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island just off the west coast of British Columbia in Canada. I’m currently volunteering with Shanti Uganda, an organization doing health promotion work with women in the Luweero District of Uganda, about an hour north of the capital, Kampala.
I’m working with women involved in their teen girls’ health programs, community development projects and their recently opened maternity centre. I’ll also have the chance to travel around and see other parts of the country on days off from volunteering.
There are internet cafes near where I’m staying, so barring power outages (a frequent occurrence), I’m usually able to get online weekly. I’ll be uploading photos of my experiences to this blog. Feel free to leave a comment anytime or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to having you along on this adventure!