Tomorrow is our last full day in the village. We have prepared some fancy certificates for all of the workshop attendees and will hold a graduation ceremony. It’s hard to believe that we’re leaving on Saturday morning to go back to Kampala. I feel like we’ve just barely begun the work that needs to be accomplished but now is time to see what takes root and what will be rejected. While we’re here, the villagers are eager to please us and tell us what we want to hear. Once we’re gone, we can see what sort of follow through they will have and how we can follow up ourselves to help them along the way.
As we’ve been winding down, several people have been making their pleas to us. Most of them ask for school fees. In Uganda, many people can’t afford secondary school so they do their best to try and solicit for “sponsors.” It is such a sad state of affairs that one of the main elements that could help to lift them out of poverty- education- is so difficult to attain. One thing is for certain, there is no shortage of ways to help. I’ve personally been struggling with how to help more. I’m hoping that the relationships that I’ve been building in the village and in Kampala will help pave the way for more projects and follow up in the future. Nkondo hasn’t seen the last of me! 🙂