AFRICA INSPIRES: This is Alvin

Alvin is 8 years old and fills two 2 gallon containers at the freshwater supply. He carries it away from the water pipe…. And up the little hill to his family home. He’s a serious little fellow and thinks it strange that I should find such a basic and prosaic…

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AFRICA INSPIRES: What a day

We have visited 5 schools today and have been overwhelmed 5 times. Utterly overwhelmed. Ugandans are delightful. They are welcoming, and grateful for the support they have received, yet remain entirely dignified and why not? The teachers we have met today are visionary and resourceful, and their students appear to…

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AFRICA INSPIRES: Waiting to board

We left school this morning. The photos were numerous, the poses were tasteful and understated and the mood of the camp upbeat and chipper.   And now we’re here. We’ve made it through check-in, Emirates have allowed us to take our extra huge bag of stationary along with us, as…

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AFRICA INSPIRES: Good to go

The mosquitoes are a family of small, midge-like flies for which we have a low regard. Malarone however, despite its unimaginative packaging and lack of sugary coating, we love. We swallowed our first ones today and will continue to do so, at precisely 08 hundred hours each morning for the…

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