Uganda team blog – Tuesday (2)

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


  1. Glad you are all enjoying this amazing experience. Sammy your birthday cake is made, we will blow the candles out for you tomorrow and I’m sure there won’t be any left by the time you get back! Love you loads.

  2. Well Summer has been here for the past 4 days so we may get a British summer after all! The sun is shining bright this morning so looking forward to another beautiful day. Hope you all have a beautiful day with beautiful people xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Jordan ,
    How did I know you would be amazing at bead making ! Haha .. I’m so glad you are enjoying the experience – Gina has commented on yesterday’s photos but shes no longer your best friend but she is mine ! Keira said she will always be the favourite ! Trying not to miss you too much
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhope that wins the kiss competition xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. I have commented Jordan!! On yesterday’s blog, have another look silly. Love you and miss you loads bestieeee xxx

  5. Sounds incredible Jordan! Looks like you all are having an amazing experience together. Love ya xxx

  6. Tracey and Dave Oakes

    Glad you all had a good day yesterday, are your bead making skills better this time Phoebe? It must be a lovely feeling seeing the smiling faces and knowing the children really appreciate you being there? Enjoy today and look forward to reading today’s blog later. Missing you so much Phoebe (not your untidiness though!) lots of love ❤️and kisses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. Kayla, I love the fact you are understanding that we are very lucky and we take so many things in life for granted. We are all the same, with one different were we were born in this world, so with the help of these amazing project like cred, it allows the children and family out there small opportunities to meet all of the lovely people cred bring to them, with tools to help aid in there learning.
    I’m missing you like crazy home life is not the same, I don’t even like you to sleep at a friends house because I like being around you. I had a visit off Chloe yesterday and her exams are going ok. Then I had a visit off Ben too. Missed a FaceTime with Millie moo yesterday, but she had best pop in to see me as there is a huge void at home.
    Love you so much I’m so lucky to have such an amazing, funny, bright and caring daughter. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx?????

  8. Maybe it was best not to read this blog hanging in a harness high above the ground, must be the wind making my eyes water or the fact that I’m proud as punch of what you are doing and embracing. Decided to not write an essay but I’m sure you get the picture of happy we are knowing we have raised an amazing girl. Not to be shy on the kisses, just know they are from the heart xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;0)xxxxxxxxxx

  9. Good job Kayla. Inspirational!

  10. It is amazing what you are all doing over there, we do take things for granted over here. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  11. Francesca calzolari

    Glad u had a good day Gabii, nevermind sweetheart bead making just obviously is not your thing I’m sure you will excel in everything else love u and miss u so much xxxxxxxxx

  12. Love to Jamie – dad & mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  13. Courtney russell

    So gald your having a good time and I can’t wait to hear all about it when your home! I’ve been keeping updated with your blog everyday too!! Love you lots -Courtney xoxoxoxo

  14. Love to Jamie from his Mum – won’t put any x’s as he had an x from me properly before he left, he just doesn’t know it as he was asleep at the time. Reading the blog with great interest and lots of people here (home groups etc) praying for you daily.
    Take care, be safe, have fun.

  15. Hi Nay, lovely to read what you guys have been up to so far! We are both so very proud of you & what you are doing. Hope you are having lots of fun. Keep up the good work, looking forward to hearing all about it when you are home but for now we will continue to follow you on here. Love you millions & billions. Lots of love & big cwtches from your big cousin all the way in Wales xXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXx

  16. Marie calzolari

    Hi Gaby – how great is my grand-daughter I am so proud of you! I am so certain that ypu are contributing so much into this venture. You have worked so many hours to get to Uganda and I am sure that the benefits you as a person and obviously all the families you are working with will be worth every minute. Love you so much.Nanaxxxx

  17. So proud of you Kay,, miss you loadsssss, hope your having a good time babe❤️❤️❤️

  18. Olly sends Vicky lots of kisses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx❤️

  19. Sounds amazing! Thinking of you Dan and Abbie. Loads of love (especially to Dan!) Love Kayte and the girls xx

  20. Glad all is going well. Praying you and the children get a lot out of your time there. We love you lots Jamie / daddy love from Emily, Fred and Thomas x ?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx????
    Ps hope emojis count

  21. So proud of you kayla miss you loads we need our curly back ?lots of love and hugs Claire baldy char and Ashleigh xxx

  22. Your amazing Kayla lots of love Nan and Dave xxx

  23. Inspiring stuff Kayla and all. Proud to know you. Rob, Loo, Stevie and Libby x

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