Ugandan Volunteer Blog by Ocan Collins

May 24, 2014

Collins Playing Ukulele, 2011

I am one of the pioneers of the Shropshire Music Foundation  in Uganda.  I started in 2006 and up to this day I am still part of the program.

Collins, One of the First Volunteers, Learning How to Teach–2006

It is because of this program that I gained the love for studies and was able to study more.

Collins Teaching Other Volunteers, 2007

Even though I went for my further studies after High School, and am busy trying to make a living, I have never stopped volunteering for the Shropshire Music Foundation,  because I know how much I have been getting it from the program and wanted to give it to others.

Collins and Irene Teaching Singing At Pabo IDP Camp, 2009

All the volunteers that are with the program now were my students, and now we are moving around and teaching together.  It is great to see this happening and to see how much they have accomplished.

Collins and Cambell Teaching at Pabo, 2011

I love this program so much and I love my musical instruments.  As long as the Shropshire Music Foundation is here in Uganda, I will be part of this program.

Collins Teaching at Pabo, 2014

We are working very hard with Burim to move from one place to another to bring peace to these kids of northern Uganda and to bring happiness to them.

Collins and Innocent, 2014