Lots of people are here now. We had a voulunteer meeting today. It was really very good. I was a little stand-offish at first, because I’ve gotten quite comfortable in my routine here. But today, we established as a group a system to use to create a sustainable difference by hopefully introducing and encouraging a schedule. We’ll all be doing a lot of the work here, but with the kids. Therefore, when we’re all gone…hopefully we’ve instilled enough of a routine that they’ll carry on with the volunteers to come in the future.
Colleen’s tasks: 6:30ish AM – Wash the school kids that don’t bathe themselves well enough quite yet. 7:00ish AM – Wash the breakfast dishes. 9:00 PM – Sana manu and bedtime. There are various periods of open activity where I will continue to tutor the students, but I’ll be doing it on a lesser scale now, probably dividing the kids and only tutoring half of them each day. Why you ask?
I walked up to St. Joseph’s primary school today (where the kids go), walked in the gate and asked for the headmaster’s office. I was directed. I told them I wanted to help out in the mornings in maybe an English class or something. So next Wednesday, I’ll go back and start helping. I probably could have had my own class, but I feel much better suited assisting someone. I met a Ugandan teacher there, Justine, she was really sweet and entertained me for much of the time the matron was in the church service. She teaches P5, P6 and P7 English…so it’d be a dream to help her. Wish me luck…
Now, now. It’s been a long time with no pictures. If the internet cooperates, here comes a load…in chronological order.
RAFTING!!! FINALLY! Notice my position, second from the front on the right. Red shirt, yellow helmet. I remain in the same position for the following sequence.
Remember that time when I got sick at the introduction? Well this was pre-deathly ill and post-dressed in a gomo (gomet? gomi? gomy?). We’re with Big Brother and his family. His wife, Annette, let us wear her get-ups and dressed us. Dear Chani, Zena and Jenny…I’m sorry I wasn’t able to stick it out.
Gift, and lots of stickers, on his face.
I love you and I miss you, but there are a lot of people here and we’re working together just fine. And one major thing I forgot to mention…yesterday, Zena, Jenny and I conquered Kampala all day by ourselves.