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Leslie Weighill

Leslie Weighill Founder, The Real Uganda

"When was the last time you did something for the first time?" John C. Maxwell

Leslie has been living in Uganda for more than a decade. In 2005, she founded a nonprofit organization in Uganda, The Real Uganda, and she currently serves as the executive director. Leslie ensures the organization continues to build new partnerships, while maintaining a community focus. She thoroughly enjoys introducing international volunteers to life in Uganda and enjoys giving them the chance to work on local projects. On top of her dedication to furthering The Real Uganda, Leslie is also a mother and MBA student.

Articles By Leslie Weighill

5 Things You’ll Never Expect from Volunteering in Uganda Published 20 Jan 2017

I think much of the volunteer abroad marketing is a bit off. Organizations seem to want prospective volunteers to think people in developing countries are sad and desperate, and in dire need of help from strangers. This sounds somewhat out of touch, if...