Gold group Day 17 Church

Today is Sunday and we all had to wear formal clothes for church. We walked through the dusty village of Kamuzinda to the church, arriving at 10:20. The service was for an hour and a half, concluding in a big photo with everybody in it. The locals who visit church every Sunday, arrive at 7am…

Gold group Day 16 working +

Today was Saturday so we only had to work half the day. My group firstly went back to the food and nutrition room to do a second coat of the painting that we started yesterday. It’s finished now and looks completely different to when we first saw it and it looks a nice classroom for…

RED Day 15 – Working at Bunjako

We started today with a well-needed lie in. We woke up at 10 am to a beautiful African morning, most of us chose to have our breakfast next to the picturesque Lake Victoria – just a stones throw from our front door. As well as this, we had a very relaxed morning starting with a…

RED Day 14 – Reuniting before Bunjako

Today was the first day in 3 days that we had proper showers, so most woke early to enjoy the last warm showers until safari. Breakfast, which was served at 8am, included toast, some weird stuff with chocolate on, the weird stuff without the chocolate, some egg and pineapple with carrot – a surprising combination….

GOLD GROUP Day 15 Starting work in Kamuzinda

After breakfast we went on a tour of the Kamuzinda school site  with some of the older school students, looking at the dormitories,  the classrooms, the clinic and the farm school where they breed animals and grow crops. We saw it was a big site set in a valley. After lunch we split into teams…

GOLD GROUP Day 13 Last day in lovely Bunjako

Our last day working at Bunjako we planted fruit trees, we laid bricks for the foundation of the kitchen, painted the inside of both the boys dorms, painted murals in the girls dorm and finished the solar pump so it can move with the sun. Our last night was spent socialising with our Bunjakan friends…

RED Day 13 – “Who Stole the Mango from the Mango Tree”

Just like we would if we were at home, everybody is sitting in the restaurant at the hotel watching England bring it home…(hopefully), definitely getting rowdy in here in the first half – Mr Bond is extremely excited. Today was our last full day at Bukomansimbi and all our murals and painting was successfully finished,…

GOLD GROUP Day 12 – Birthdays

Today we have been busy again and we have achieved so much. Joss, Josh and Trey have worked really hard and created a magnificent fire pit out on the lake side of our mission house. Henry, Jess and Ben dug in lots tree stumps all around it so we have something to sit on. The…

GOLD GROUP Day 11 – Busy at Bunjako

Today was a busy day with lots going on. Here’s a snippet of what has been happening. Tasks not written about include sanding our big rough wooden dining tables, the eternal task of donation sorting and allocation and a trip to donate some toys and clothes to the local primary school. The students (and there…