Our mission is to advance the education, health and well-being of pupils, teachers and communities associated with our three Ugandan schools.

 

We do this through providing teachers, clean water, brick buildings for classrooms, school meals, a boarding house, and large farming projects to enable self sufficiency.

 

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Final Greetings from Team 2

By rockofjoy, Aug 3 2019 06:50AM

It's now early Saturday morning & the teenagers are still asleep as we let them have a lie in until 8:30! They were genuinely excited by this news.

We have finished our week in Lungujja. The young people had lots of notes from the school children telling them how much they love them & will miss them with tears again yesterday. They are so confident in their teaching now & they are not standing for any messing in their lessons!

The boys have been making charcoal briquettes with some classes using charcoal dust & cassava flour to make use of cheap resources. They've almost made tennis size ball briquettes & left them to dry. They tried cooking with them & the teachers were most impressed that they burned hotter & for longer than just charcoal.

Some of the Ugandan children & teachers are thinking of starting a small business selling a bag at a time to make some money.

The girls have continued a sterling job to finish the sanitary pads with about 95 girls despite some schoolchildren taking other girls pads & more needing sewing. It required the wisdom of Solomon to sort it out!

We went to watch an inter-school sports competition nearby: the ref was very biased to the opposing school in the netball match & we had to reign in some enthusiastic English opinions on this from the sidelines!

All the teams have been hand washing their clothes. Our Ugandan hosts wanted to do this for the team, but we felt the experience was good! I do know how to handwash so sat with the boys for a lesson on this. I'm not sure that the clothes were much cleaner, but the scock smell whilst we were eating was slightly reduced!

The team have been in with the boarders most evenings for their worship time, which is amazing. These children get the drum & take turns to lead songs with no forward planning or hours of practice & it usually includes a round of the hokey cokey!

I'll sign off now & see you all on Sunday.

Please say a prayer for Alistair & I as we are back in work on Monday morning.

I have said that I'll send all the teens a message at 7:30 to say "good morning how was the night?" which is how we are greeted each morning in Uganda.

Steph

Lunguujja class
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Uganda Celebration will be at 7 - 9 pm on Thursday September 5th 2019 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Telegraph Road, Heswall

Everyone welcome to come and hear about the experiences of our teams