Yesterday was the big day!!!! Our school truck was used for the first time!The last years we used a small bus to pick the schoolchildren and bring them home after school. But the bus was too small for the many children. With the help of a Dutch church in Ermelo, we were able to buy a truck, which was brought to the garage to be build in a school truck, with seats and a roof and windows etc. The garage let us down, in spite of all their promises, the truck was not finished when the school started at the beginning of February. With three cars we tried to drive around Soroti to pick all the children. Simon decide to take the truck out of the garage and use it, even it was not yet finished. We will bring the truck back in the weekend to the garage to finished everything. The police checked the truck and we got permission to use it, while we work out all the licenses.Here we were waiting on the Lira road, in front of Amecet. Some other children joined us and as soon the Truck was coming, all the children started to scream and formed a nice line to enter the truck.
Here you see the truck very good. There will be a yellow line along the side and on that line we will paint beautiful, happy dark children faces be painted. I promise to make a nice picture on the Blog when the truck is ready. We are very happy with the truck and the children are very excited, they like the truck even more than the bus we had before, they told us.
This evening this little girl was brought to us. Her mother died in December, the father is gone and the uncle looked after her. She is 11 months old and her weight is 3.8 kg. The uncle told me that she doesn't want to eat, sometimes she goes days without food, only some water!! The mother was HIV+, we have to go and test this little one and tomorrow we will start with that. We feed her with milk now, but even that is not going easy. She even got her name today, can you imagine, 11 months old and no name yet! She got the names of her late mother: Adongo Catherine. Í can't wait for the day that we will see her smile.