Saturday, August 15, 2009
I have spent a week here in Uganda already. Sorry for the delay in an update, but I do not have internet access. I have already had so many adventures, I don’t even know where to start!I am living in BULA Children’s home with 19 full-time children, 4 full-time adults, and one other volunteer. Right now the children are on holiday, so we have 6 additional children home from secondary school where they are boarding students. In celebration of everyone being home, “we” are having chicken for dinner tonight (I am a vegetarian). Right now, they are killing the chickens in the backyard, and I am cringing.The children are very sweet, and I have been welcomed so warmly!! They have trouble pronouncing my name, so I have become Sister Brown instead. I have finally learned all of their names, too. In addition to the humans, we have a very skittish guard dog named Tiger, and we just got the cutest little black kitten that the children named Garfield. I am so happy to have animals around! I have met the headmistress and several of the teachers at St. Kizito, and they are also very friendly and warm and eager for the afterschool program to begin. I will be an aid in the nursery classroom on Mondays because they have so many children, and then I will work with P1 and P2 afterschool on Tuesdays, P3 and P4 on Wednesdays, and P5 and P6 on Thursdays. I can’t wait to meet the children. Every time I visit Gganda the smallest children in the village shout “hi muzungu” as I am riding past. They are adorable!I don’t want to make this too long, but know that I am happy and healthy and looking forward to an exciting week. Thank you for all of your support!