Entries by Uganda

Conquering, Constructing and Celebrating!

None of us can quite believe we have less than 5 weeks left in Gulu, but that doesn’t make it any less of a fact. Joe took us on a journey the other day from one side of our home to (almost) the other side to demonstrate how far we have come. We have realised […]

We’re All Going on a ‘Dry Season’ Holiday

It has arrived. The dreaded dry season hit us hard. With it comes three new challenges; water, heat, and dust. Saving water is very tricky, something we’ve never had to consider previously. Three examples of ways we have been monitoring and limiting our water usage is through standing in a bucket when showering, taking “bore […]

The Twelve Days of (Ugandan) Christmas

Disclaimer: this blog was intended to be posted before the New Year, however we got here before you all and were waiting for you to catch up (also the internet failed us!). A post-Christmas, pre-New Year update for you all. Sorry it isn’t chronological, but it gives a very numerical outline of our celebrations! One […]

We Bought a Goat?!

Apologies for reposting, this blog was accidentally deleted. 07/12/17 We have now finished all of the reading tests for the Gulu Primary Schools – thanks for all of your prayers! All schools have now finished for this academic year in preparation for dry season, so our work with primary schools is on pause. The secondary […]

Baptisms, Bonfires, Bikes and Birthdays!

It has been a hectic couple of weeks for us! We have been carrying out the first district-wide primary school reading tests. This means that, along with a team of twenty local teachers, we are making our way through the 76 school in Gulu District to test the reading ability of 45 pupils from each […]

Another Day, Another Rolex

Team life has begun to settle into a rhythm in Gulu. We have experienced many traditionally African things… James was the first to become familiar with the Acholi latrine, while Olivia was asked if she would be willing to sell her hair for the local people to make a wig. Some things have taken a […]

There’s a First Time for Everything!

Team Uganda are now officially in Uganda! After having some slightly stressful missing luggage (now returned to us, safely!) we have made it to Gulu and are beginning to settle. [Life Lesson No. 1: Always pack spare underwear in your hand luggage!] Olivia and Kirsty enjoyed helping (watching) the boys playing car-boot-tetris with all of […]

Uganda, We’re Coming For You!

We have officially finished training! We are so excited to head overseas and get stuck in with the local people of Gulu. Our last two weeks of training were busier than the first, if that’s even possible! We visited different places of worship, learnt the many things a triangular bandage can do, and gave free […]