9am- Off we went to the busy little town of Jinja. Where we marched on down the street with our list of things to buy from the locals who greeted us “welcome please”. We picked up a painting for Suubi house, which has a pretty powerful message it states, “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something”
11am- CHEESEBURGER TIME! The best time of the week, their succulent beef burger topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese and a side of thick salted fries, the Space Café was definitely the place to be.
After a busy morning eating and doing our last minute purchases, we all headed back to Suubi house for a light lunch of veggie pasties before getting ready to head off to the slums.
12.30pm- We all jumped onto the bus to head on our way to the slums. Driving down a narrow and rocky path with not much knowledge on what to expect when we stopped.
WOW! I have never seen so many children gathered together just to say hello and hold a persons hand.
We were all surrounded by small huts the size of a bathroom or even smaller, inside them was an empty room with a dirt floor. Six - seven people live inside the tiny walls. Then to compare that to what we have, big two story houses, houses with a pool, and big fancy fridges with ice! This was very eye opening and really put life into perspective.
We got the opportunity to get into groups of 4 and visit houses with small gifts of soap and sugar as well as pray for the people of the village.
The one thing that really amazed me was the smiles on each of the children’s faces as we gave them a high five or said “hello” that these children can still show love and happiness when they do not have everything or anything for that matter. I know that, that is something that will be in my mind every time I think I do not have enough, because what is have is more than I need.
|A walk with kids through the slums...|
|They love a photo....|
|On the road - ..'the wheels on the bus go round and round..'|
|Kids looking after kids..|
|Meeting the locals in the community centre|
|Waiting to mee tour translators.|