Heather: I brought a girl into clubhouse from the streets and she has been coming every day. Today she wasn’t there and I thought she’d disappeared but when we went to Bulamu (means life in Uganda) she was there and she told me she is now staying there to learn English and study further to get back to her sister. Just wanted to send love to all, hope everyone’s ok and I hope you don’t mind if I stay out here for a few months ;) See you all soon.
Crystal: Today was our last day with the street children, making the day a very emotional one! However know that it’s the last day and I have properly stepped back and see how much progress the children have made, it really is incredible.
Just want to send my love to all my family and friends, p.s don’t miss me to much ;)
Susannah: It was a really emotional but crazy day today! At Tubabujja the children were crying at the thought of us leaving and it was just heartbreaking. I’ll remember all of their smiles and laughs and all the fun we had! Still missing you all at home! Can’t wait to share the stories of this amazing experience with you xxxx
Lorraine: Today was a very emotional day, had to say goodbye to all my friends I’ve made. Can’t believe the amazing experience I have been involved in, wish all my best to the boy’s in team universe and even through I didn’t teach the rest I wish them the best as well. P.s can’t wait to see you all when I get back x J x
Judy: Today I was so sad to say goodbye to all of the boys at Clubhouse and the amazing staff who work so hard to help the boys and girls. I would like to say thank you to them for the work that they do, the love that they show and for being so passionate.
Ali: hello mummy, today was a good bye to all the children and it was very emotional I don’t think I have ever cried as much! I can’t wait to se you I’m soooo excited I love you to the moon and back J xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Rachel: Hi to everyone at home! I’ve had such an emotional day. We started out all excited for our last day teaching and having fun with the children and somehow managed to keep collected even when we were saying goodbye to all the kids. It’s so comforting to know we’ve made a difference even if it’s so small. Love to you all! J xxxx
Rianne: hi to everyone! Had a really emotional day today, but managed to not cry! So you’ll probably get all the tears when I get home! I love you all, and am missing you so much! See you in 3 days, looking forward to all the hugs and kisses! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Nicole: said goodbye to the children today cant believe how much I cried and opened up in front of everyone, wish I could stay forever, cant wait to come home and let you know about the trip and the amazing experience xxxxx
Lexy: What a wonderful end to a beautiful time here with the kids, cant wait to see all my family and friends, miss you all x x x
Paul says! I am glad you have enjoyed the blog. me and jimmy go to a local hotel when all are snuggled in bed and use there free internet, well we buy a drink, orange juice of course ;D Its been an amazing day of tears and goodbyes and then a meal out with the staff with lots of words of thanks and praise passed on. We have got one more afternoon of work tomorrow so will try to blog Saturday night (match of the day??)
thanks for all the comments and we have tried to get every face in every other day so sorry if we have missed your loved one out. They have all worked so hard you are so right o be proud of them. take care (oh yes love you family if you are reading this see you monday!)
Daisy: Haven’t cried that much in a while, going to miss the kids at Tudabujja sooo much. Miss you mum, dad and Jack, see you on Monday, love you lots xxxxxxxxxxx
Sarah: Couldn’t put any of my feelings into words today. I haven’t cried that much in such a long time. Saying goodbye was heartbreaking. Wish I could come back some time and see where all of the children are on their journey! Xx
Laila: Was so gutted to leave the clubhouse for good today, some of the boys’ speeches were so touching. I don’t think I want to come home!
Hannah: Wow! What a day! It was so difficult to say goodbye to the children at Tudabejja as it felt as if we had only just met them! It is amazing what Re-track do and they should be very proud! Missing Mum Dad Lee and Emma love you all!! Xxxxxx
Megan: Emotional day saying goodbye to all of the children and staff at Tudabejja. Was such a great experience! Hello to Mum, Jim, Jack, Cody and George, miss you all and will see you on Monday xx J
Lucy: Today was such a brilliant day, it really showed me that every troubled child can be helped! The children were so grateful for everything we did and in their tears we could see how much they had enjoyed the little time we were there! (HI mum and dad, yes I actually cried today!! See you soon J xx)
Jess: Today has been a emotional day with happiness and sadness of leaving the children at Clubhouse. Mum can you buy NME for this week. Love you lots. J
Hanna: Saying goodbye to the children was heartbreaking, however if it’s good to know that they’re in safe hands at Clubhouse with fantastic staff and hopefully a great future ahead of them. See you soon mum, Kate and Sophie x
Cobi: I cried so much today driving away from the kids at clubhouse, will miss them so much! And hearing a girls story at Retrak was so emotional. Love you all, cant wait to see you Monday xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Emmy Lou- today has been amazing but very emotional cant wait to be home to tell everyone about it. Love to everyone at home hope your giving Jonts and Bonbon lots of hugs love you xxxxx
Abi- today has been the hardest day so far saying goodbye to the boys we worked with was hard as we had built a bond and watched them grow best experiences so far. To the hole family I love you and miss you lots cant wait to see you all and tell you about the hole trip see you in a couple of days xxxxxxxxxxx
Iona- wow what a day… soooo emotional having to say bye to the children and staff today! Has been such an amazing experience to work with them throughout the week and to see the development of there confidence! Missing home, mum and Jonathan though.. but not ready to come home yet L xxx
Tamzin; Such an incredible and emotional goodbye to some amazing people! It was such a great experience. Missing you Mum, Granny, Auntie Janice, Kia, Misty and Lulu, looking forward to the reunion on Monday J xxxx
Chelsea; Today’s probably been the most emotional day of the week; having to say bye to all of the children we shared a bond with along with all of the amazing staff!! This week has been such an eye opener to me, the children are so inspirational and happy to see us they’re helping them. Missing and loving you all lots mum, dad, Sophie, Jodie and Jas <3 xxxx
Sue: It’s been such an amazing and emotional day! Have loved every minute of being here and sharing with such wonderful people. Looking forward to sharing all my stories. Love to David, Josh,Hannah, mum and dad and every one at home. See you very soon! Xxxxxxxx
Emily: Wow what a week, it has been a fanstastic experience, with a lot of amazing work being completed by all. Thank you Retrak for having us, keep up this essential work. Good luck for Saturday Si and have a good holiday mum and dad! See you soon xxxx
Rebekah: No words to explain – totally amazing bring on 2014. Hopefully my husband is alive after a week on apples x lov u x
Jimmy!: Great week! Amazing partner working in an amazing project, and I felt privileged to be a part of it. Couldn’t have asked for a better team to spend the week with.