Today I went shopping in Soroti town with Mary. In our Blog of January 24, I wrote about her. She is going to secondary boarding school on Monday 14 th of February. When you go to boarding school you have to bring a metal box with padlocks (!) where you keep your personal things in. This morning we went shopping to buy the other things on her list; like soap, omo, a plastic basin, plate, cup, white socks, black shoes and shoe polish, tooth paste etc. We got everything and celebrated with a soda in a little restaurant. Mary is so excited and happy and above all so thankful for all that we buy for her. It is such a joy to be able to do this for her.
Life in boarding school is not easy, she will sleep with at least 40 girls in a room, in 20 bunkbeds. She is not allowed to go outside the school premises, she is not allowed to have a mobile phone and there in one visiting day in April. Mary has been in Amecet since 2002, so it is a big step for her, to be on her own. She is also on ARV's and is managing her medicines herself for the last year. So I am not worry about that, we talked with the school administrator, we are allowed to check on her and bring her the medicines. We are also allowed to call and they will call her on the phone. Mary had a very good result from her P 7 exams, she is a bright girl and she has big dreams for her future. We thank God for her life and I am sure that we will miss having her around. She will join us in her holidays, we will still be her "home".
Mary is packing her "BOX" under the supervision of Christine and Immaculette.