“Oh, The Places You’ll Go?”

Elspeth Dugdale | July 3, 2017

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go?”
The Road to Gulu, 4 hours north of WTA.. long, straight and pothole free - at the time of writing!

This is the lovely, long, straight road that leads to Gulu in northern Uganda… location of the second Bridge Primary Resource Centre, which will be open ‘for business’ by the end of this year. By November, we will have reached the finishing stages and will need some extra help to complete in time. Would you like to join a team?


We are recruiting a small team of 10 practical, adventurous people who are prepared to come up to Gulu. It will be a two week trip, (leaving early/mid November), with about a week spent in Gulu, plus a few days at WTA/Lukomera.

What’s involved? Anything practical that will get The Bridge ready for opening in time…. we will know nearer the time exactly what needs doing. Fitting out and setting up the centre will be the priorities… possible activities could be - landscaping the compound, building a play area, creating outside learning spaces, moving furniture, laying out the classrooms, stocking the library, making resources for teaching using local materials etc ….. creative and practical skills would be a real advantage!


For anyone who came to Lukomera in 2012, (Cheltenham and Bigfoot teams), the Bridge in Gulu will be at a very similar stage. For those interested in teaching, there will be the chance to help to ‘showcase’ The Bridge (working with the Gulu teacher training team) to invited groups of primary children. Working in Gulu is very different to Lukomera, so you need to be fit and healthy, as physical work will be the priority, and it is a lot hotter than central Uganda.

It is a unique opportunity to be involved at the startup stage again, and as we have several interested people already, if you’d like to join the Gulu team, please get in touch with us by July 25th. Please email elspeth@servedirect.org for further details.