Our collaboration with Big Beyond continues with our Senior Product Manager Filippo Barra, who spent 2 weeks in Uganda, engaged in different projects aimed to empower local communities

Neomobile started collaborating with Big Beyond’s Volunteering programme in Africa earlier this year, with our colleague from Legal department Michela Latini visiting Uganda. The aim of this project is providing an authentic volunteering experience for employees and at the same time helping solve some of the biggest challenges in the local communities. After Michela, Filippo, our Senior Product Manager joined the programme, and spent 2 weeks immersed into a completely different cultural context of small rural communities of Uganda.

Filippo started his journey in Rwanda, at Kigali Genocyde Memorial Museum that tells the story of one of the biggest genocides in modern history. After this brief visit the journey continued in Uganda, at Big Beyond’s camp, where Filippo had the opportunity to experience life of the local communities, their cuisine, lifestyle, education and agriculture, and participate in storytelling sessions with local elementary schools in Higabiro. Furthermore he had the opportunity to enjoy the incredible nature of Lake Mutanda and visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with the unique gorilla tracking.

Discover some of the highlights from this journey

 

If you want to know more about Michela’s experience visit our Blog and Facebook page. For more information about Big Beyond project visit www.bigbeyond.org.