Back in Uganda!

Well we arrived back in Kampala yesterday after a week in Kigali. We had a nice time there and although we visited the Orphans of Rwanda orphanage there for the week, we didn't feel like we were helping as much as we felt we should be. This was mainly due to the fact...

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Rwanda – land of a thousands hills!

Before I start this update, I want to say that its quite a long one compared to the rest of the entry’s. But if you take the time to read it, I think you’ll gain an insight into Rwandan life and it’s history. We arrived here in Kigali last Tuesday evening after a...

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Not long left in Africa!

We’ve entered the final third of our African adventure, and have only another day left here in Kampala, before we make the eight hour journey south and across the border into Rwanda. We go to Sanyu babies home tomorrow for the last time before we leave on Tuesday. The...

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Paddy’s day celebrations!

Happy St.Paddy’s day to everyone back home. I hope the day is good for the parade and that the guinness tastes even better! We had our own celebrations for paddy’s day on Friday night last. We met a girl from Sligo who is working up in Northern Uganda as a volunteer...

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A home away from home!!

It was a busy past few days for us in Kampala. We found a flat for a few days so I’ll tell ye about the craic with that!….. The title by the way “a home away from home” is the motto of almost every hotel, lodge, guesthouse and restaurant in Kampala. I don’t know if...

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Sanyu babies home

Here are a few photo’s from the orphanage we volunteer at here in Kampala. View Full Album Already we have great memories of Kampala and the little one’s are a joy to be around. We really like it here in...

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Our project in Kampala

“Every child has a name and a story; everyone has the right to health, learning and protection, the right to their full potential and the right to participate in the shaping of their world” UN Press Summary, The State of the Worlds Children 2002. So last Wednesday we...

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A local tradition

I had this entry typed up from a few weeks ago while I was in Tanzania, but for some reason I forgot to publish it........ Its been said that if you get invited to the home of an Tanzanian(or indeed any African) that its both a great honour and experience to you and...

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First impressions of Kampala

Small fragile fingers, skinny malnourished bodies and cries of "please give sir". This is the harsh reality that's commonplace in most African countries, but its one that we have witnessed for ourselves first hand here in Kampala. Kampala lies in stark contrast to...

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Uganda at long last!

Finally after 5 days of travel we reached Kampala in Uganda. The journey was one that would shatter the very foundations of one's religious beliefs! It was without a doubt a fascinating and laborious journey, and one that will have me NEVER again complain about public...

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