When I received the invitation from the Peace Corps to serve in Uganda, I tried my best to suppress my expectations but my imagination still leaked out around the edges, painting a picture of what life might be like – no electricity, pit latrines, fetching water, teaching under a mango tree. An image that never crossed my mind was one of me in the capital of Uganda, sitting in the back of a beautiful, historic building, surrounded by larger-than-life portraits of the former lord mayors of Kampala and updating the social media page for a national spelling bee while videos were projected on the wooden wall of the hall above eager pupils revising their photocopied word lists. And yet, in that moment, I felt more the Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) than I ever had marking papers by candlelight, teaching to a crowded classroom, hauling jerry cans, or trying ensenene (insects) in the village. Why? Because Uganda Spelling Bee, this brand-new, innovative, national program in partnership with some of the most amazing, dedicated, and caring Ugandans I’ve ever met, showed me that the beauty of Peace Corps was not in those isolated, individual pictures. It helped me understand the possibilities that can be reached when PCVs are not working independently but rather creating sustainable partnerships and using their skills and expertise to provide support for host country nationals who are identifying their nation’s needs and enacting positive change.