Harriet is here in Uganda with us as a volunteer for The Great Primate Handshake. This is her first Handshake and she is excited to try new skills in both the media field and conservation. Harriet is from Kingsteignton, Devon and has lived there all her life, enjoying walking on the nearby beaches and moors. She has spent the last year in Cardiff, where she attends university and loves the contrast of living in the city, compared to the country at home. She has spent the last year studying Communications, which was quite media based. This year she is changing courses to study Social Psychology as she feels her strengths lie with people.
Before beginning University Harriet took a gap year, during which she travelled and did some volunteering. Her favourite time spent was living and helping a children’s home in Nepal. She joined the Handshake to combine her love for travelling, helping people and to learn new digital media skills. She says that she loves everything about Uganda, particularly the scenery and the people, who are very friendly.
After University Harriet would love to continue travelling to new places and would love to study abroad. In her spare time she plays netball for her course team at Cardiff University. In this trip she is particularly looking forward to learning new skills, going on safari and getting to know the other volunteers. She says she likes to cook, however isn’t the best. We will see if this is true when she cooks for the rest of the team on Thursday!