We were 1hr 30 late in taking off from Manchester last night, so there was a bit of anxiety about whether we would make our connection at Dubai – but thanks to some helpful groundstaff at the airport, and some speedy walking on the part of the team to get to the right gate in time, all was well, and we arrived in Uganda as planned.
Thankfully our luggage also made it, and after a frustratingly slow visa-process due to failed visa printing machines, we all emerged from the airport to be greeted by the smiling faces of Moses 1, Moses 2 and Edward – our drivers for the week.
Having loaded all the luggage into Edward’s pick-up, we drove from Entebbe to Kampala, and our home for the next 10 days. The drive itself was quite an insight into Ugandan life and we look forward to learning more about it in the coming days.
We are staying in the home of John, Sophie and Patience – well, their home and the other two apartments in their compound. It is a lovely space and we all feel very welcomed and relaxed.
Tonight its an early night, to catch up on lost sleep, and then tomorrow we will sort resources, visit the Acholi Quarters to see more of where we will be teaching all week, and then doing final preparations for the activity week.
The general consensus is that we are all excited to be here, tinged with a bit of nervousness / apprehension about the unknown – so all looking forward to meeting the Acholi people tomorrow, and starting to turn the pictures we’ve seen of the community into reality.
Love to you all, and thanks for the comments – keep them coming!