SAMMY’S FINALLY 18!! It was another good day here in Uganda.
Me (Tori) and Vicki had a good time making sure the kids didn’t spill fabric paint down themselves or others, even if the floor did need mopping after. In Sammy’s group everyone LOVED using the glitter for their headbands (except Jamie).
After we had finished our lessons, we visited the quarry. We all had a go at smashing the rocks. Some were better than others and we left with only a few minor injuries. The lady Vicki and Tori visited during home visits was left blind in one eye due to a serious accident whilst breaking the rocks. This again highlights really how dangerous this work is, and for only less than 5p an hour how much hard work goes into making a living within the Acholi quarter. For me (Vicki) the hardest part was seeing the children take part in this dangerous work.
We then walked down to the (grassless) field to do some free play with all the children in the shanty town. Whilst walking through it was even more eye opening to see the living conditions and houses and the sewage that runs through the street. Many of us took a back seat due to the number of children and the aggression of the football game.
Sammy- Thank you everyone for all the birthday messages! I’ve had an amazing day, I even got cake from John and Sophie which basically had fireworks coming out of it so I don’t mind you eating all my cake at home today! I have been sung happy birthday too many times to count but it has lifted all our spirits. Today has been the hardest day emotionally for me, but I still only miss Smudge, sorry Mum and Dad…I hope you enjoyed the peace and quiet without me, I hope you are prepared for me to drown you in stories when I get back! WOO I’M AN ADULT!
Tori- Mum give Zach a big hug I know he’ll be missing me!
Victoria (Vicki)- Mum, you don’t have to worry about my gym membership going to waste as a girl called Namosuka and all her friends are keeping me active, it’s just I’m picking up children instead of weights. See you soon and give Ollie a massive hug from me and tell him I will make sure I take some pictures of the planes in the airport!
P.S- We are all enjoying watching Leonie cry with laughter over the Entertainment unlimited and breaking a cup in the process. If you can, please attach a video.
P.P.S -Gabii- Mum I’m missing you all loads, to everyone else who commented yeah my dance moves were on point, Dan I even taught them my signature move! I love you all millions and I’ll see you soon.