We have spent a large part of today discussing the various aspects of our visit to Kajo Keji and summarising them for Caroline and the Trustees. It has been a useful exercise for us too – and we have been impressed at what a lot can be achieved in a short time! We have been able to assess how much CRESS has done both locally in the country, and from the UK since the team last visited. It shows the commitment and dedication of the staff and volunteers in both countries that so much progress has been made.
Women are queuing up to be involved in the agriculture project having seen the benefits in health and wellbeing demonstrated by those already participating. Children are doing well at school and we are also in touch with those sponsored at university. The clinic is held in high regard by the community and also the local government officials who were humbled by the professionalism of the staff there and the generosity of those in the UK who have never even visited the area.
Tomorrow we are very excited that we will be seeing Fred’s wife and son, Sunday, who are travelling by bus overnight from the north of the country to see us in Kampala. We will also see two of the university students – Anna and Jojo (having seen Beatrice and Nelson in Kajo Keji). So a fairly early start to get into the city before the rest of the world – honestly it can be nose to tail traffic all the way sometimes!
We remain grateful for your continued support – Cilla and Andrew narrowly escaped being struck by a falling palm tree in the high winds this evening! Unseen and unexpected hazards even here!
With love and thanks from us all.