so writing to fill in the details of what happened when the trustees came and the happeneings in my life since then! the trustees coming was amazing...we had so much good food at project me and becky almost died...and definitely put on a considerable amount of weight over 4 days! they arrived at the end of february and spent a couple of days at the school assessing the building works of the two new classroom blocks. They brought two sports coaches over with them who had football shirtsfor all the primary children which was absolute chaos giving them out as there was about 150 children all shouting 'and me and me!' they then did a round robin of coaching of football, netball and volleyball in which i was coaching volleyball...giving the wide knowledge i have of the sport! ha! at one point i had 50 7 and 8 year olds running around trying to hit a ball over a net which was hilarious but very tiring!
The trustees then went to visit another school they support in fort portal and were kind enough to treat us to a weeknd away! we stayed on a tea plantation which was absolutely beautiful and had a stunning view. on arriving on sunday evening we then headed to a gorgeous restaurant where i had possibly the nicest meal i have had in Uganda so far! it was definitley the first time i had had cheese anyway! the next day we all setted off to visit good shepherd school which is a special needs primary school with just over 100 pupils. it is the first school of its kind in western uganda as disibility is ignored and most families dont see the point in paying for a child to go to school if they are not a capable as an able bodied child. The school site was really pretty and the classrooms very colurful and it was extremely different from st. zoes. we were greeted by the children singing and after a tour of the school we got to watch some traditional dancing anf listen to speeches. We came back to the tea plantation early in the afternoon after being sent to fort portal town to buy posters which was an interesting experience and took ages!in the evening we again went back to the same restaurant which was again amazing! the next morning becky wanted to teach her lesson at 8am so we got up and left at 5am which was horrible but she made it back! We had such a lovely weekend and it was really nice to be spolit and parented for a be and didnt have to be independant!
Other than that we have been baack at project and busy teaching. Last weekend we came into kampala for various volunteers birthdays and went to Jinja on saturday which was lovely although involved a very long journey back home on sunday! I also think the backpackers in kampala has bed bugs as i was bitten over 90 times all over my body so was itching all week!
this weekend i am in Kampala again for yet another Bilharzia test which turned out to be positive and hasnt got any less than last time so i am on another set of tablets which are huge and smell of poo! but hopefully this time i will not need any more...at least the bilharzia this time didnt make me ill!
We have had mid term exams this week so the students are still working hard and i have had lots of marking to do! next weekend andrew is taking us to kampala for his sons visitation day which will be good and nice to see another school. anyway, i am off for now :)
With love from Uganda!! x