Hi, the first night has passed and thankfully everyone has survived. We had breakfast at 9am on the balcony, it was gorgeous. After some free-time, we had a pleasant walk to the nearby university where Fidelis slipped and got his first (very minor) injury of the day.
After lunch we went to the Acholi Quarters. Everyone was very excited that we were there and welcomed us with open arms. During our visit, we visited the schoolroom where some of the team will be teaching, and some of the ladies and children greeted us with dancing and singing.
Then we visited the quarry, and Jade, Fidelis and Alice got to experience working in the quarry by trying to smash up small bits of rock to make stones. People in this quarry work for up to 8 hours a day in the baking sun, and only get paid around the equivalent of 25p. It was there that Fidelis got his second (also very minor) injury of the day. Thankfully he survived them both, and only a couple of plasters were used from the first aid kit!
After we came back, Joel was soundly beaten at football by Patience (age 6) and had a little sulk!! The day ended with sorting out everything for tomorrow, having dinner – which included chicken and plantain chips – and finishing with birthday cake for Helen (CRED leader) as its her birthday today.
The team would like to thank you for your comments which Helen reads out mornings and evenings, so please keep them coming. And also we extend our regards to Domino and hope he stops sulking soon!!