Hi Tem and Tori here! Can’t believe we are over half way through this amazing experience. Today was our 3rd day of teaching and the tiredness was beginning to kick in. It gets incredibly hot through out the day and as we are both in the small church its gets really stuffy and dusty, but we don’t care because the kids make every struggle and hiccup worthwhile. Today we focused on numbers and have all been astounded by how clever the kids all are. They are all such hard workers and never let anything stop what they so desperately want to do, to learn. They loved the song, ‘one, two, three, four, five, once I court a fish alive”, in Tori’s lesson and proudly showed us how they can count to 100. Unfortunately mine and Chynna’s first lesson didn’t go to plan because of the lack of communication and the dust that was created with the running. However we changed our lesson and adapted to our surroundings and the lesson went perfectlyJ. After teaching, some of us went around the Acholi community and did home visits. Our group where welcomed into a very small house of a women who had been living there for 20 years. She had to flee Sudan because of the rebels, who had sadly killed her 5 older brothers and she was left alone at the age of 17 with no one, because her parents had died at a young age (when she was 5 and 8). She was forced to marry because she had no money. Sadly her husband died 10 years ago which again forced her to move so she came here to the Acholi community. This wasn’t the only pain she had felt, she had 8 children however only 5 now live. She had been through so much pain yet she was able to forgive those who caused it a long time ago. Over the past couple of days everyone has grown so close and shared so many feelings, thoughts and emotions, which has bought us together as a group even more. Everyone on this trip shares the same joy and happiness when we first arrive into the Acholi community and see all the smiley, happy, excited faces that greet us at the coach door. We are all so excited for the rest of the week!
Hello, Danushka and Millie here (: Today was our 3rd day of this journey we embarked upon in terms of teaching. I’m sure everyone in our team would agree that our children in the big church were amazing. Our lessons today focused on animals and it was delivered in a variety of ways with a lesson, educational and craft. The lesson was lead by Chaila, Sharys and Joanna and the educational was lead by our two Beths and Connie and we did the craft, For us, planning the animal craft lesson was the best and most exciting so when we actually got the chance to execute it we were beaming with joy. The children responded extremely well and it gave us both a boost in confidence as the both of us tend to be very hard on ourselves.Nilda, Rob and Paul would like one of your famous comments.