Thursday, January 16, 2014

team 15 - The Journey Continues....

Wow the team has had spent the last few days being challenged and well rewarded for some very hard work.

The walls have been built on the admin building extension and the roof has been peeled back ready for the timber roofing to be extended. Ivan is getting very excited.

The shed is progressing well and the 10m long timber roof iron beams are almost ready to be put in place. Thanks to a great coordinated team effort the dairy shed and milking area is going to be a great asset to the village.

House 9 and 10's kitchen is really starting to take shape, the timber roof frame is completed and the half walls are nearly there.

The wall rendering mixture was being prepared with several outbreaks of cow manure throwing occurring (especially towards certain team leaders).

Yesterday the team also had the privilege of visiting several of the VOH children's home village situation. These were mostly in a slum, where they were rescued from. The visits were back to the children's guardians homes, usually a grand-mother or aunty/uncle. This was both challenging and thought provoking for the whole team.

After this the team spent a great evening at 2 Friends enjoying dinner with Rachael & Robert (HB Directors), Edward (VOH Manager),  Ivan (VOH Coordinator) and William (HB Transport coordinator/driver).

Today the team also visited Youth Support Uganda's (YSU) sewing class - this is another HB project headed up by Luke Vandenberg. YSU is working with older young people to help them break out of the cycle of poverty and live in freedom. The sewing class is changing the lives of 9 young women who in some cases are already young single mums, with no way to look after themselves and their child. The sewing class will teach them sewing, business management and it will give them a sewing machine - the class goes for 6 months.

Stay tuned for the next update which will give you details of the team;s visit to the Home of Hope - another partner project of HopeBuilders that is seeking to give a new lease of life to 35 children with multiple disabilities..  you don't want to miss that!


Stan said...

Thanks so much for sharing the progress with us. Such a blessing. Praying for good health and a blessing on the team and the work they are doing. Love from Hetty and I. Hoping to be back there in July.

Johann said...

Thanks for your continued support and encouragement Stan & Hetty and it will be great to see you back at VOH in July...