It was a bit of a sad morning today as we saw the end of the team’s journey in Uganda. It has been a fantastic three weeks filled with fun, laughter, too many meetings and a lot of hard work. I am grateful to have spent this time getting to know Ellen, Kathy and Marina better – and was happy to travel with Erika again.
Along with the random fits of laughter, there were definitely a few highlights of their being here:
- Our Days for Girls [ www.daysforgirls.org ] presentation at the vocational school in Gulu. We covered women’s health, sexual health, HIV/AIDs and developed a fantastic relationship with the girls we were working with.
- God’s Grace Orphanage. I was so happy to introduce the team to my favourite little home and know that it had the same impact on them that it does on me. Watching the team read with VERY engaged children was the sweetest of treats. Then, While three of them were on Safari, Erika and I had the pleasure of joining the 40/40 team for breakfast with the children & planting the new garden. It was a fabulous day! For those who have been following, the garden is now complete! Carrots, onions, greens, tomatoes, cabbage, squash and eggplant have been planted for the children to enjoy in the near future. This is our first step towards sustainability. Next, poultry farming! For more on our projects please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/rqtvc
- The biology lessons! Travelling with two biology professors and other well-read team members does not leave any room for boring conversations. I have learned so much in the last three weeks about the most random things. However, I’m grateful
I could likely go on for a while, but what I am most thankful for is having a team that was supportive, strong, dedicated and fun! It was such a blessing to get to know all of you and share the experiences together in Uganda. I look forward to catching up when we’re all in the same place, and maybe one day travelling together again. I wish you the safest journey home! See you soon, team!
Next up on my agenda:
- Poultry farming project
- The kickoff of my women’s empowerment group, E2: Empowered & Esteemed!
- Literacy projects