Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Under New Roof

Our Easter was celebrated in a new twist just after 2days when our main shade had just gotten a new roof..This was so awesome for us as we could no longer fear the abrupt weather changes of Uganda.

The day started with early morning preparations of food stuffs at 4:30pm in the morning, Mothers , big boys and girls were all ready to start the Day with lots of food stuffs like Chapatti, Matooke, Meat Rice, Ground Nuts Chicken and a like.. The boys were so much in chapattis and by 6:00am, all preparations were almost done!!

At 7:30am , it was time for Breakfast of Bread, Milk and Porridge before we could  go for Church to celebrate with the rest of the Community the resurrection of the King of Kings. We were taught that whatever took place on  Easter season, it is the cornerstone of our Faith and we should always meditate upon it.

From Church at 1:30pm, it was time to prepare for our long prepared and waited lunch, with noise from every corner of the houses , Kids grabbing their plates to much in the Main shade for the main Meal..The foods and Drinks were more than enough and everybody got too satisfied.
After our good lunch, it was time for the music to play with dancing strokes from the children and a few Mamas, "even the Heavy Down pour "couldn't stop us because now we're covered under a new Roof!!..In the evening, it was a movie night on our Big Screen which the children enjoyed most.
Our many thanks to everybody who had hand to see that Village of Hope and Home of Hope celebrate their Easter with a smile.. Thank You ALL.....
                                           SEE OUR EASTER IN PICS BELOW

Monday, April 10, 2017

Our Week With Trinity Team

This has been one of the busiest weeks so far this year, But worth it... With our lovely Trinity Team  of  18 Members from Australia, communities have been blessed here in Uganda. It has been a week of experiences with the Trinity Boys as many found out that there are really very many people in need of support in one way or the other.
At Village of Hope, the Team was welcomed by the smiling faces of the Village of Occupants and members were so touched to see a big community of people (Children, Mothers and Staff) happily living together in harmony.  Games and Sports were held(AFL trained), Story telling and Story Books read..Some children told members their stories before getting a chance to be in Village of Hope and these were so strong and strange to the Team guys BUT ,they also told the other side of the Story 'HOW? Their lives have Positively Changed after Joining Village of Hope and this was so encouraging. Still at the Village, the 3Team members are doing maintenance work on the Village's Main Shade and they are to stay until Friday 14 /2017.

The Team in slums of Masese: Their Hearts were so much hurt with the appalling situation people in slums live in, and they could not believe that people still remain welcoming and cooperative in the community.
Hope Community High School, it was a joyous moment for the Boys  to meet fellow students, see newly rebuilt Dormitory after fire, as the Funds for its reconstruction were  from the Boys themselves back in their School. Tom also held a Workshop with the High School's Students Leaders about Leadership and this was good.

Home of Hope, The Team was also joyously welcomed by the Children and the staff, and it was a very touching experience to see Children with multiple Disabilities happy..and Boys did not fear to interact with them freely. They also did the painting of the wall at Home of Hope with the Help of children from Hope community and and those of Home of Hope... it was one of Tom Percell's best Days in Uganda
On Sunday afternoon, we held a farewell party at Village of Hope with lots of entertainment from the Village's Children Choir, lots of Drinks and snacks also graced the occasion...We climaxed it with dancing tunes at 7:45 and the Team had it's Dinner in the 5 dinning s of Village of Hope with the Children and mothers....Whole week has been good and whole Team was happy about the organization..
As Ugandan HBI Team, we appreciate Trinity Team for the generous Support..


story books time

foot ball with the Team

Team in the Rebuilt dormitory

High School students Leaders Welcoming Team

leadership workshop with Tom

Games at High School

trying to get in the Slum's Hse

Telling how life is in the slums

VOH's main shade roof  being renovated

Children's performing at farewell

performance in progress

whole team  saying bye

time for snacks