Come to Uganda!!!

A helpful guide by Jade M.

Clothes, and food...

Clothing: When you go out most people turn their clothes inside out so they stay nice. Rural people keep their good clothes for really important places or events. Like you would do in America. Food: We eat two meals a day, breakfast and dinner. It will take a bit for you to get used to it. But we will provide some food to help you get used to it.

Holidays!!!

Something to help celebrate holidays: Some of the holidays that we celebrate are, New years day, Women's Day, Easter and Christmas. We celebrate Christmas just as you would in America. But during the holidays bus prices are more expensive.

Extra items, Advice about language, beliefs...

Miscellaneous item: We have provided you with some electronics that work in this country because your cellphone or other things may not work here. You may not get full service but you get some. We do not have the best connection signals. . Advice about country background: Uganda has two rainy seasons and those would be, March-July and September-October.

Advice about customs and courtesies, Advice about lifestyle...

Advice about customs and courtesies: Ugandans wear Western-style clothes to offices or to the market. Most women tend to wear wraparound skirts with blouses and shoulder wraps. Advice about lifestyle: If you become a widow you can be inherited by any of your late husband's living brothers, but were not allowing that as much now because Of AIDS and STD’S. Advice about society: We do not have a very good transportation system but we have bicycle taxi with cushioned seats. Most people either walk, ride bike, or if you’re wealthy drive a car.

Advice about school and education, Somebody famous from our country...

Advice about school and education: Children begin school at the age of six and go to primary school for seven years. Somebody famous from our country: Amooti Ndyakira was an environmental journalist (c. 1957–1999)

"After the human tragedy and destruction of natural effects that took place while its years under military rule, Uganda began to build their city up again. Ndyakira was able to use the newly freed press to draw attention to the need to protect the environment. His stories had things from deforestation, illegal mining, and wildlife smuggling. He also wrote Nature books for kids. His actions helped bring the declaration of a national forest, and he was recognized all over the world for his efforts."

Something you might like and something you might not...

Some things you may really like about our country: We eat different foods than you would in America and one main dish that we eat is Matooke or Bananas mashed in with Chicken. Trying different things can always be fun!!! Some things you may not like about our country: The expected life span of a baby is 62.47 per 1,000

Advice about language, beliefs and attitudes...

Advice about language, beliefs and attitudes: If you're a male and know how to speak English,Drive a car, or own a house, you would be greatly respected. As a male you have a lot of responsibility.In rural areas, being seen as a wealthy person is also important, but the symbols are different: land, cattle, multiple wives, and bicycles. Any where you go, beauty is valued in women, and lighter skin is liked the most. Ugandans really like a person who is generous, friendly, and willing to help others. It is thought to be immature to express anger or negative emotions in Public.

Advice about society...

Advice about society: We do not have a very good transportation system but we have bicycle taxi with cushioned seats. Most people either walk, ride bike, or if you're wealthy drive a car.

Launguegis

About 40 different languages are spoken in Uganda. The official language is English. Swahili was approved as a second official language in 2005. The most used local language is Luganda, but Lusoga, Runyankore and Bantu are used in some areas.

Comment Stream