Today we met Fred Taban’s wife and son in Kampala. It took us about an hour and a half to get there but Peris Peter had traveled by bus from Arua in northern Uganda (about 17 hours) to see us, and is combining this with staying with his eldest son, Sunday, and seeing their second son, Nicholas, who starts his holiday from secondary school on Tuesday. Nicholas won’t be going home with his mum however as they say it is too far to go for a short holiday. Sunday has just finished his law degree and is trying to find work.
We also saw two of the university students sponsored by CRESS – Anna, Alex Achigga’s daughter, who is loving her nursing course, and Jojo Seme who is studying clinical medicine. Both are very appreciative of the support and sponsorship they receive from CRESS supporters in the UK. It was great to see all of them and we had wide ranging conversations involving both global and family aspects of our lives.
Reports have now been written and we are starting to prepare for our return home. We hope to visit a chimp sanctuary tomorrow as we take some time to relax and appreciate being here in a very different environment to rural Wiltshire!
Our update today was provided by Maggie Metcalfe