We are One Village – how a young girl’s trip to Uganda changed her life

When high school student Nikki Lovell finished year 12 in Adelaide, she planned, like many other young Australians, to have a gap year. But Nikki’s idea of a gap year wasn’t backpacking and partying across Europe or Asia – she wanted to do something different.

Nikki ended up in a remote village in Eastern Uganda – where she would spend the next eight months of her life working with Student Partnerships World Wide as a health educator.

The experience led Nikki to set up a charity called One Village and write a book about how her time in Uganda changed her life.

[audio https://czengerer.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/ww-nikki-lovell.mp3]

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This story first appeared on The Wire

 

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