On Thursday morning, we left the Hotel Africana around 9:00am in our "Super Custom" - which is basically a small van, but I'm opting to be like my local friends and only refer to in by its proper name! We hit no "jams" coming out of Kampala and made good time to Jinja. We stopped first at the Hearts & Hope office to pick up some supplies they had brought with them from Ibanda for me and then went to the Sunset Hotel to check in.
We headed to Kainagoga, one of the Hearts & Hope partner villages. Over 80 students are sponsored there and we saw all of them but 2! They provided some entertainment and then we gave them time to paint pictures that we plan on sharing with their sponsors digitally! They had some relay games set up that we got to enjoy as well - so cute. One involved someone being blindfolded and attempting to walk to a soccer ball in the middle of a field and kick it. The success rate was not good! Nicholas, the Hearts & Hope Financial Administrator was the only one able to make contact and I'm not so sure he couldn't see through the blindfold!
Passing out "sweeties" was the last activity of the day and always a favorite. We came back to the hotel and had dinner listening to the rain on the metal roof of the hotel. We are excited about going to Nakabango today!
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.