It’s a new year and tis the season for resolutions. These ubiquitous resolutions come early January – whether to lose weight, be more organized, travel more – remind us that life is always brimming with new possibilities. In the recent “45 Places to go in 2012” article in the Travel section of The New York Times, Uganda was included and was the only country in Africa featured. Known by Winston Churchill as the “pearl of Africa,” Uganda has been gaining traction with tourists.
If you have an itch to travel and to experience what grassroots activism looks like, consider joining Global Circle in Uganda this June. Not only will the trip help you check off another new destination, but it will also combine the best of AJWS and the opportunity to experience human rights work firsthand. See how AJWS is combating Uganda’s draconian laws around homosexuality, participate in a service project with an organization devoted to strengthening the livelihoods of orphans and vulnerable children, and witness how the environmental landscape is impacting local communities with the recent discovery of oil and how people are organizing around it.
AJWS trips are fun, educational, social and a unique way to experience the power of grassroots change. Our travelers tell us they come home energized, increasingly curious and passionate about how local organizations are changing the world, one community at time. Travel with us and expand your understanding of this increasingly complex and interconnected world in which we live. Now that’s a resolution to get behind!