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Volunteer Stories

Hundreds of people from the UK and beyond have travelled to Kabubbu to support Quicken in its vision to transform the village. They have ranged in age from 6 to 80. They came from a variety of backgrounds and they brought a range of skills. Others have discovered new talents as Quicken encouraged them to roll their sleeves up and get involved. (Visit us as a tourist) (Watch: A Day in the Life of a Volunteer)

The people of Kabubbu may be more accustomed to seeing British visitors now – but they still offer a warm welcome. For them it is a blessing to see people travel so far to help transform the village. And for many visitors, a trip to Kabubbu is life-changing. Here are some stories:

“At home, I teach on a £250,000 athletics track. But the most beautiful classroom I have ever taught in was the open bush, in the middle of nowhere – in Kabubbu” – Matthew Hyde.

“What has been achieved out there is incredible and I feel like the luckiest person alive to have been part of it.” Abi Suggate.

“It was hands-down the best experience of my life, completely changing my outlook on things” – April Pogson Brown.

“The most rewarding thing is that, in your own small way, you become a part of a truly amazing place and experience … and you have a chance to see what difference you can make.” – Chris Maylan.

“The whole KDP and Quicken Trust set up far exceeded my expectations. I was so impressed with the whole experience from when we arrived to when we left the village.” – Carolyn Abbot

“Doing the Development Challenge (Visit us as a volunteer) made me realise that problems can be solved and families like these are not ‘doomed’…. We have made a big difference to this one family and so we realise that each can do our bit to help.” – Will Mata

“Our stays in Kabubbu have given our students an unparalleled opportunity to experience a completely different lifestyle but one that is lived by billions of people all over the world. It gives our students the chance to meet their Uganda counterparts in their own environment and to begin to understand what life is like for those unfortunate enough to be living in poverty, to re-evaluate what they have to offer and to realise how much they can learn. The impact this visit has on each individual … is a terrifically unforgettable and immeasurably educational way to spend a couple of weeks.” – Lou Belrhiti, Bede’s School