Red Team Day 15 – Bukomansimbi & Masaka Market

Bukomansimbi Whilst in Bukomansimbi today we visited two very special primary schools where we were warmly welcomed by many joyous children. After a tour around each of the school grounds, we were treated to a heartfelt performance by their school choirs. We then interacted with the children in a game of football before giving out…

Red Team Day 14 – Working and Teaching Lessons

Work Today we continued our work at Kamuzinda, making bricks to use for our construction projects; Reconditioning the floor of the girls Lionel dormitory; Painting classrooms and continuing the manufacturing process of the bookshelves. Brick Making: Brick making consists of moulding wet termite mud into a brick shaped mould. Once in the mould we had…

Gold Group – day 13 – first day of work in Bunjakko!

Today we woke up to some more truly awful music – our group alarm each day. Hotel California is not ideal! After breakfast, we had a quick tour of the school, which was interesting as it is a much smaller school that Kamuzinda and we were able to see the work that the red group…

Gold Group – Day 11 – goodbye drinks and biscuits!

This morning, the weather was just like typical Cornish weather – rain. Because of this, it meant that we were unable to finish some of our outdoor jobs; however, we did manage to finish painting the staff room, primary class rooms and murals which displayed educational images of skeletons, plants, flags as well as the…

Red Team – Halfway Highlights

Amelie – Meeting everyone and seeing how happy they are to see us. Arlo – The chimpanzee sanctuary. Becky – Doing the work and making a difference. Ben – The football match. Beth – Meeting the people and making new friends. Cora – Making new friends and meeting new people. Daisy – Meeting new people….

Red Team Day 13 – Starting Work

Carpentry The bookshelves, which were started by the Gold Group, were continued today by 9 of our resident DIY-ers. This involved creating and finishing external frames for each shelf of the case. First we used a butt joint and some nails to create a frame. We then sanded down the frames and coated them with…

Red Team Day 12 – Kamuzinda Arrival

We left Bunjakko for Kamuzinda bright and early to meet the rest of our family (Gold Team) at the Frickadellan Café in Masaka. We ate a peng lunch and continued our journey to Kamuzinda. As we arrived at the school, we were welcomed by an excitable swarm of primary school children, with enthusiastic dance moves…

Red Team Day 11

Football Match – Mixed We started the match in style after big Tom taught us the hacker. The match kicked off and for most of the first half the Ugandans had control over the game. This lead to the Ugandans scoring 2 goals, and a very angry Mr Steve on the side line. After a…

Red Team – Day 10

Fire Pit A select few students were drafted into reconstructing and improving the previous year’s fire pit.  In the morning we began by removing the old carcass of bricks. Following the initial hard graft, we had to transfer 15 buckets of sand and a 50kg bag of cement.  It was difficult but relieving due to…