Today was our second day in teaching the Acholi Quarters and the children are really beginning to get comfortable with us and form very special bonds. We all really enjoy seeing the smiles on the children’s faces and the short amount of time we are here will have such an impact on them.
After the day of teaching the group split into our teaching groups and my group did home visits and the other did bead making. You really get an insight into the way they live by being in their homes. It’s also mad to think that the home I was in which had a double bed a small floor space had 7 people living there and the space where they live is probably the size of most of our bedrooms. The translator was asking where we go as a family if we ever lack recourses or in need of something, which for her she said she begs her neighbours. And for some of us we don’t even interact with our neighbours and even know them. Just the thought that we can go to the shop if we need anything and the people who live in Acholi can’t do this really gives an impact on all of us as a group.- Kayla
My group did bead making. The Acholi women made it look so simple, it really wasn’t. Bead making was a very stressful time for our team as some were obviously better than others (sorry Gabii), however surprisingly as a group we managed to make quite a few beads actually worth using (Mum 10 of them were mine just saying –Jordan) . It’s lovely to see how wiling they are to share their recourses that they use for a living and just give you the beads like its nothing but in reality they would spend all day making beads to make such a little amount of money.- Jordan
It’s great to see how well all of us have bonded and how we can just laugh together and at each other and we all are really looking forward to teaching the children for the rest of the week and making our bonds even stronger.
Jordan & Kayla
P.S we are having a kiss competition so families and friends seriously need to up their x’s because Jamie is losing.
And Mum tell Gina to at least comment once or she’s not my best friend anymore and hope you’re not missing me too much mum I know I’m the favourite but a week isn’t too long -Jordan
Well done for achieving gold in your completion tanz,, gutted I couldn’t be there but I’m really proud of you! Hope you all aint missing me too much,, must be hard for you mum n dad not having you favourite child around.-kayla