On 27th of April I wrote about the secondary school students we are supporting. When the vacation started, we had invited them for some encouragement and some talks. We had a good time with them and they enjoyed it also to see each other again. We shared with them about our plans to organise the school support a better. We want to involve the relatives more, we do want to support them, but also we want the relatives to take more responsibility in the whole process, to own it more. We shared it first with the students and promised to come and visit their homes in the villages during the holidays. And today was the day! Simon went to Amuria and Elias and I went to the homes of Issa, Kevin, Francis and Naome.
When we got nearby the house of Francis, we got lost. We asked around, had to call back to Amecet for the name of the uncle of Francis (thank God for Mobile phones!). Over a lot of small bicycle roads we came to his house. To give you an idea how beautiful it is in Uganda, this picture! We had to park the car and walk the last part to the house of the family of Francis, (you see Elias walking towards the home). we had a nice meeting with the uncle of Francis and we presented the "contract" we wrote. He agreed with everything and signed.
Then we drove to the last home today, the home of Naome. She lives with her grandmother, her uncle and his family. Elias had a meeting with the uncle and the grandmother. To explain everything and to discuss the "contract". I love the grandmother of Naome, I know her for about 10 years, when Naome came to Amecet, it was the grandmother who was struggling with Naome, who was very sick and weak. When she saw me today, she came to me, embraced me and danced around with me!! It must have been a funny sight! We had not seen each other for a while.
The uncle gave orders to the boys to catch a chicken for us, and here are Naome with her grandmother, presenting the chicken to me! We had really a nice visit there and we will enjoy the chicken as supper in Amecet, later this week!
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