In Photos: Actress Sophia Bush’s Trip to Uganda
Upon arrival to Uganda, Sophia was welcomed to the 31 Bits headquarters with a performance from the women who work there. In addition to economic opportunity, the program provides the women with access to healthcare, counseling, and other vital services.
Sophia and one of her best friends, Babs Burchfield, traveled the off-roads of Gulu, Uganda while visiting 31 Bits.
Sophia put her design skills to work while in Uganda, playing with eco-friendly paper beads at Akola Project's headquarters in Jinja. The beads are made from recycled, locally sourced paper that is painted and rolled, and eventually formed into jewelry.
Sophia took advantage of the gorgeous views at Wildwaters, enjoying the restaurant, patio, and swimming pool that sit right next to the rapids of the Nile River.
While visiting Akola Project in Jinja, Uganda, Sophia toured all three of their facilities along the Nile. She visited women making metal, stone, horn, and paper jewelry as well as textiles, handicrafts that provide women with economic opportunity and access to healthcare.
Sophia and Babs were treated to a morning of song and dance with the girls at Sseko Designs in Kampala, Uganda. The organization, which is the largest producer of shoes in Uganda, identifies high-potential girls in high school and provides them with jobs for the 9-month gap between high school and college, enabling them to pay for university.
Sophia visited Murchison Falls, a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the White Nile River in Uganda.
While staying at Paraa Lodge (pictured here), Sophia went on safari through Murchison Falls and spotted a full lion pride.