My name is Jennifer Alanyo and I´m 29 years old. I come from a town called Gulu in Northern part of Uganda. I graduated in 2009 with a bachelor degree in Development Studies from Gulu University. I have worked with a number of NGOs in Northern Uganda in areas of Health, Education and village savings and loan projects. Before coming to Germany, I was working at a public library and that is how I got to know about the volunteer service with Zugvögel. I like working with children and this volunteer work will broaden my experience and understanding about children and their special needs. I come from a community that has just come out of 20 years of war (Lord Resistance Army) and they are just starting to build their lives back from the lives they had in Internally Displaced Peoples Camps (IDPC). Education now is their priority but there are few schoools especially for children (Kindergarten/nursery or even child centres). What I would like to gain from this voluntary service is a lot of experience in handling children and how to manage a children centre and who knows maybe someday I can open one in my home town.

I like reading, dancing (traditional/ modern) dances. I like to cook, too. I like taking walks, listening to music and most of all have many friends by the end of my time in Germany. Greetings to all from Gulu and Uganda to all who will are reading this. And those who want to learn my traditional dances you are welcome because I have about 17 different dances for every occassion like weddings, courtship, birth of twins, royal dance and many more. Just take your pick and let me know.