Over the summer, we had gone on a trip with Youth Island NYC to volunteer in Uganda. It was an experience filled with happiness and emotions. As a group of five girls, we volunteered at three orphanages. We painted their classrooms, distributed clothes, toys, food, and school supplies. We had also painted a run-down women’s care clinic and visited the manager of a hospital in hopes of returning again. Using the money that we had raised throughout the year, we were able to build a water well in a village a couple hours away from the city of Jinja. We had been rewarded by the Ugandans’ bright smiles and endless gratitude, as they were able to pump fresh water and celebrated the occasion. The trip to Uganda was a wonderful experience, and one we would definitely go on again.