Megan and I spent a solid day and a half packaging the sewing machines and then driving them to London, ready to be flown to Uganda.
They are due to be arriving in Uganda this afternoon (7th August 2013); we can’t wait for the women in Katanga to start using them for their businesses.
Keep an eye out for pictures of the sewing machines out and being used in the next few weeks.
Within the term before we flew out to Uganda, students from Sea Mills Primary School, Bristol had written letters to our children in Katanga, introducing themselves and explaining about their lives in England.
In the picture above, Chris and Megan are helping the students read the letters written by Sea Mills students.
Our children loved to receive the letters that others had written for them, they spent the rest of the morning reading all the letters as well as writing and drawing their replies. The theme of the letters were, ‘what can I see out of my window’.
It was an obvious difference in presentation and the vocabulary used in the letters, from the children in England, to those in our catch-up program, who had never been to school but it is always amazing to see the progress from the children most of which, a year and a half ago, couldn’t even use and hold a pencil correctly.
Read the previous blog Day 1 – Arriving by clicking the link.
Little Tracey working hard in school, writing letters to her new friends from Sea Mills Primary School, Bristol.