Kendall writes about her first day in Uganda.
We said goodbye to Ethiopia yesterday and headed out for our last leg of this month-long trip. Unfortunately, that meant we also said goodbye to our dear Madison, who flew back to Texas when we left for Uganda. But after reaching Entebbe, we were joined by Rob and Monica – a couple of videographers from the Cayman Islands. They’ll be joining us for the rest of our time in Africa. So although we lost one, we gained two new faces for our travel group and they have already been so fun to get to know and watch work!
We started today meeting our partners in Uganda at their new office, where they gave us a presentation on all of the work they’re doing and have done with Water to Thrive. Then we headed to the field where we saw three different sites before being hosted for lunch by the bishop of the diocese we were in.
Two of the three sites we visited benefited schools, so we were greeted by lots of cheerful students and songs of welcome. It was the first chance I’ve had during this trip to actually see inside a school while the kids are there, so that was cool to see. They told us they were currently learning about fractions and foods!
Uganda is already proving to be so different from Ethiopia – the terrain, the culture, the foods – all unique. We are more than excited to be here and spend time with the amazing people we get to interact with. With only a few days left of the trip, we’re trying to soak up every last moment we can!!