UGANDA 2018 BLOG: Contented reverie

Sunday 29 July – The Haven, Jinja After an absurdly beautiful sunrise and a morning dip in the Nile, it was a busy day, packed with boating trips, swimming, eating, sun-bathing and other forms of chillin’. Unfortunately a number of the team struggled to engage with the bird-watching opportunities available…

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UGANDA 2018 BLOG: Finding the source

Saturday 28 July Having said goodbye to our new friends in Kampala, we travelled the two hours to Jinja, the source of the Nile, through forests and rolling green countryside. It was quite a different landscape to the city! We spent a happy couple of hours in Jinja town picking…

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UGANDA 2018 BLOG: Toilets and tears

Today took us back to Family Primary School to celebrate the opening of the new toilet block. The ceremony entertainment included poems, dancing, stories and singing. Speeches followed and we were moved by how the Headteacher, Simon, was so grateful and how happy the children were when they  able to…

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UGANDA 2018 BLOG: The big day

Finally, the big day had arrived! Five schools from across the city competed against each other in a tremendous sports tournament, playing tag rugby, football, end ball, rounders and volleyball.   We were blown away by the children’s skill, across all of the games, and their team spirit. One memorable…

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UGANDA 2018 BLOG: Toilets and tag

At Family Primary School, the morning began with handing over a couple of laptops to the Head and Deputy Head – they were very pleased and appreciative. Three of us then continued the painting of the toilet block while Miss K and two others conducted literacy lessons. Painting was focused…

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UGANDA 2018 BLOG: A day well spent

Half of the team visited Family primary school and half spent the day with Kiddawalime primary school today. We played 3 hours of Molkky at Kiddawalime (very exhausting)  and the teachers there loved it more than the kids! However everyone that played was better than me! We had a much…

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