Coming and Going

We hope this reaches you all well as you enjoy the autumn colours coming in. For us August has been a reprieve from the blistering Sun, rain has been most welcomed.

We have had an extremely busy last couple of months with lots of comings, goings and visitors. Our first Church (Insight) team from Newport Pagnell Church came in July and it was such an encouragement for us. They were able to attend church where the Pastor shared a sermon, had fun activities with the children at Gulu Globetrotters (GGS), helped with training Primary student teachers on reading out loud, attended a Child Protection Policy (CPP) training, saw a borehole and spent time with the WET team. UCLF intern Sharon finished her internship two weeks ago and has returned to school to start year 2 of her law degree.

WET has also got an intern who arrived in July and now has 2 weeks left. His name is Andrew Greene and completed his degree in engineering this year. It has been great having him around and he has got stuck in to all the activities we have been doing. We have been busy drilling more boreholes, testing water supplies and designing water distribution systems.

We have also recently welcomed back Richard and Carole Waller for another two months (they will be with us until end of October). Richard will be working with WET and has already accomplished more on Ugandan tax law in a few days than any of the WET team has over the last year. Carole’s a qualified Teacher of the Deaf with a masters in Special Educational Needs. Her time will be split between GGS supporting Lindsey our teacher with year 1 and year 2 as well as supporting and guiding Florence who is taking on reception and the younger class. She will also be supporting the speech therapy work started by our colleague Lois and is currently on a Ugandan sign language course.

July was our busiest month for CPP work, we taught 250+ students at one of the Primary Teachers College (PTC) over 2 weekends and six primary schools. The principal and staff at the PTC were so happy with the training done by the team, that they asked if UCLF can come back next year to train the new students. The schools are now on their summer break until end of September. We hope to go back and follow up the schools trained in first term when they open in September.

The children are all doing well, Annabelle has now started “big school” and is in year 1 (Tiger class), Joshua has moved into the newly named Kangoroo class (year 2). Elsa is adventurous and tries to keep up with her two older siblings constantly

Thank you so much for your continuous prayers, please continue to pray for GGS to get another teacher. If you or anyone you know would be interested to come to Uganda and working at GGS as well as working at a local nursery teachers college teaching the future nursery Ugandan teachers then please apply at BMS.