On the last two days of our safari we visited yet another two schools in Uganda, the Kyabazaala Elementary School near Kayunga and Hope for Youth, near Mukono. We experienced a torrential rain at the Kyabazaala School which slightly cut short our outdoor festivities but had us huddle with a gaggle of students, teachers and parents in a classroom under the tin roof. A memorable downpour of fellowship and much appreciated water to fill the water tanks. At Hope for Youth, we received the usual warm welcome and lots of hugs. What a delight to see some of the kids I have known for about 7 years. Some of the fellows who danced for me at age 8 are now 16 and in secondary school. We remembered each other and relished the short time we had to visit once again. And I promised that I will return.
We cut the ribbon on a wonderful teachers’ accommodation building which will also have a health/first aid room. Thanks to the Green , the Sasamat foundation and to the benefactors who attended a fundraising dinner in Nanaimo last February for making this possible.
It was fitting that the last musical entertainment we had from students (we had a lot over the two weeks) was a blessing from them to us. We all left East Africa feeling truly blessed by the opportunity to visit that we had with ten very different associate communities and are safely home – jet-lagged, adjusting to winter temperatures but hearts warm from our safari to spend time with our global family.