Yesterday many cars drove into our compound and lots of men and some ladies came to visit Amecet. The Ministry of Gender had a workshop for all the officers from the Probation offices in the North East of Uganda. The workshop was all about assessing children and baby homes. There are a lot of children homes in Uganda, often sponsored by foreign countries. there are a number of homes which are not really operating good and some are abusing the funds. So after the teaching they came to make an assessment of Amecet. I was a bit nervous , they came with so many! Some from Kampala, from the Ministry of Gender, they had many questions and inspected the house and also outside, around the house. many questions about the children, protocols, finances, reporting, staff etc. they were good questions and they also wanted to see our files and office. Simon and I answered as good as we could. And they were satisfied, they complimented us about the home and how we operate. We have to improve in some area's, like reporting and protocols. But is was a very good visit and Simon and I have a good feeling about it. So there is no reason to be nervous!
It is still holiday, but the children are really enjoying themselves. At the moment they are learning to skip robe. And also the boys are enjoying it so much! It is so good to see the joy and the fun on their faces. They are happy!
Meri (our Canadian nurse) and I took Nelson for his second HIV test. In my last blog I wrote how Nelson came into Amecet. Nelson has been very sick during the weekend, he was on IV drip because of a bad malaria.
He took the blood test very well, on Sunday when they tried to put the cannula in, they had to try many times and after trying his arms, hands they succeeded in the foot. Today he didn't seem to have a trauma from it. But the test came out negative!!!! Nelson is free of HIV, we are very happy with this and so is he!!!
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