June 2017

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June 2017

June 24th- Journey to Hoima

Today we left Kampala and travelled approximately 4 hrs to our new destination: Hoima. We stopped at cafe Java and had, what I would call, the BEST BREAKFAST EVER! After stuffing our faces we hobbled back to the minibus and journeyed across various villages and into Hoima. Upon arriving we were greeted by so many children and their families, all of whom had been waiting for us to arrive since the morning. They were holding up banners for us, dancing, chanting, hugging us and constantly telling us how they’re so grateful to have us there. We then followed the children into the school and were surprised with a beautiful traditional dance and songs from the children. This welcoming was truly a day that I could never forget. They made me feel so warm and thankful to be there….I also felt as though I didn’t deserve all the love and appreciation they were expressing, I’m not too sure why I felt this way. The way the children are, is so different to children in the UK. These children are so full of life, spirit and positive energy to the point that it becomes contagious. You could be in the foulest of moods but just looking at one of their smiles changes everything. They appreciate everything in life and are not fixated on materialistic objects like the modern British child. These children are full of life. I look forward to spending more time at the school and getting to know the children more.

Claudia

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