Hello again, family and friends of the AfriDACA team this is our second blog post from here in Uganda, by Travis, Amy, and Drew.
After last night’s blog post we had a debrief and went through our personal strengths and challenges of the day, although after this the power for most of the area went down, including the boys’ rooms, however the main house and girls rooms were alright as John, the host had stored solar power.
The first trip of today was to the rural community of Maya, in which we performed with the church in their service and had lots of exercise in the form of singing and dancing with the children and the Pastor. We were also gifted fresh watermelon by the local missionary Joy Kim. After this we travelled to the newly built Dental Clinic nearby and were given a tour and a look at the soon-to-be-finished Maternity Clinic.
The weather’s been a bit cooler today and we were ‘treated’ to a large thunderstorm around midday which lasted for an hour or so and was one of the first to happen in Uganda in around 2 months. Although John’s wife, Sophie made us a great meal as usual, in the form of a veggie curry and Chapattis with plenty of fresh fruit to go alongside.
The last trip of the day was to the Acholi community for a tour of the churches that we will be teaching in soon. We also tried our luck at making bead bracelets and necklaces before walking around the shanty town with lots of children on either arm. We also visited a massive quarry where the children work for their food, money and rent- 2000 Uganda Shillings on a good day, which is about 50p.
As of writing this, we are all eagerly awaiting our tea and look forward to receiving your comments as usual. Again, we’ll continue to update you and otherwise with love from all the AfriDACA team !!! xxx