My name is Laura Corcoran and I helped start Miryante Orphans Home back in 2009. I worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer and worked with the local Catholic Parish to secure donations to build houses and eventually a school for the project. I lived in Uganda for three and a half years working with Miryante and I continue to volunteer with the project in the US in several capacities including that of the volunteer coordinator.
Miryante has a lot of volunteering opportunities for those that are interested. In my time with the project I have worked in several areas including organizational development, teaching English, working with agricultural projects, youth development activities, and health education. The neat thing about Miryante is that it offers a chance for people to volunteer no matter what their background and skill set. It's a wonderful opportunity for cultural exchange and to spend time with with some amazing children who deserve to know that people out there care about them.
Uganda offers a variety of attractions for visitors including safaris in Uganda's National Parks and some of the best white water rafting in the world on the Nile River. It is one of the friendliest and safest countries to travel to in Africa. Please do not hesitate to contact Miryante if you are interested in sharing your time with us.