#FollowUsToAfrica – Atanga

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AG’s CEO and Co-founder Lotte Davis recently travelled to Africa with two friends to visit the schools One Girl Can has built or is in the process of building, and to reconnect with the girls she’s come to know. In 11 whirlwind days they took 10 flights, stayed in 8 hotels, visited 6 schools, and travelled countless miles down rutted dirt roads to remote locations.

Wear and Tear: above average
Fulfillment factor: off the charts.

Over the next few months we’ll be sharing their experience here on the Blog.

excerpt from Lotte’s Journal

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After spending the night in Entebbe, we caught an early morning flight in a single engine Cessna to remote Northern Uganda, landing on a dirt airstrip and driving an hour on potholed roads to Atanga Girls School.

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We started to build this school immediately after the end of the 22-year war waged by Joseph Kony and his rebel army. The boarding school is not only a safe haven for the girls after the violent war, but a chance for them to build confidence and career goals through education, and ultimately escape the cycle of poverty and injustice.

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We are now expanding the school by building a washroom with toilets and sinks for the girls, 4 houses to attract top teaching staff and upgrading the science labs with furniture, plumbing and equipment.

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Stay tuned for more Journal entries on the Blog as Lotte travels on to Patongo.

Follow One Girl Can on Instagram @onegirlcansociety for day-by-day photos of their incredible trip. #FollowUsToAfrica #EveryBottleCounts

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