Five of us traveled to Uganda in January to March of this year. We traveled separately so had a significant presence for almost three months with lots being accomplished. Team member, Arlo was in Uganda for 6 weeks and she spent much of her time focused on our vocational home in Fort Portal. Brenda, Craig and his son, Blake focused on several needs at our Ntandi orphanage. The biggest accomplishment was creating a library in our orphanage home. The local school does not have a library so we were able to provide about 150 books for our children along with some educational games and movies. We plan to continue to fill this library bringing items at each of our trips. John did work around the Bundibugyo area which is in desperate need.
Kids are doing well but we continue to have issues with weekly cases of children being sick, often of malaria, typhoid and dysentery. Education is the single most important aspect of any of our visits. We continue and will continue to educate on how to remain healthy despite poor living conditions. We have been able to work on improving sanitation and consistently providing soap and water to all of our handwashing stations.