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…

RED Day 12 – Working in St Jude’s and Jasimu

This morning we split into 4 groups, to complete morels at Jasimu School and St Jude’s, painting the inside and outside of the library, and assist in bricklaying the new extension. After a break for lunch, we got back to work and finished the base layer ready to decorate with even more murals in the…

RED Day 11 – Moving on to Bukomansimbi

Sunday was our teams rest day too, heading to church in the morning and having a leaving party in the afternoon. On Monday morning we were taught how to make chapattis by Mamma Millie and dropped our final donations to the Clinic and Nursery class, including baby clothes and tables we’d built with the carpenter….

Gold Group Day 10 Rest Day

Sunday is our day of rest. We moved into our newly built house late last night, moving in the dark was quite exciting and a bit mad, but it was really nice to wake up here this morning and feel like we have a home. Our house has big doors which open wide and lead…