OK! I am happy to share with you out there my joy and happiness for having hosted the first team of Aussie volunteers at Suubi. The three weeks fully packed period has really realized great work accomplished at suubi by this team that was led by Helen Brown. Its quite interesting to note here that every one out there, is gifted in a way that you have not yet realized. My stay with this team, has proved that every one out there is talented and skilled in various ways. Its just only that may be you have not yet tried it out where its most needed, like at suubi! At Suubi, every one is an achiever! Try it out and be a legend in Suubi's records!
I don't know how I would survive without matooke!
Did you know that Helen could do well with construction? What about swinging a hoe in an african woman style!!! Did you check out Annette? You guys over there should 'contract' her for painting your buildings! The painting work she has done at Suubi is more than enough to be 'recommended' to 'commercialise' her skills. Why not?
Helen on the Ugandan scaffold putting up bricks.
Actually even myself I never new that am a good 'carpenter'. Have you checked out the wonderful and comfortable chair I have made for Suubi?
Caution! Men at work!
Anyway, it's all interesting at Suubi to see different people bringing different skills and talents.
The three weeks have brought light to many kids and adults from Lubanda community who have began to acquire computer and crafts making skills. Thanks Annette for sparing every evening to conduct computer lessons during your stay at Suubi. Did you know that this has been the first time in the lives of Doreen, Ritah, Jane and Chris (the first computer class at suubi) to sit infront of a computer and place hands on it????! Sounds quite unbelievable but its very true.
The first class held inside Suubi's brand new computer room.
Helen and Sue, have done great work for passing on bracelets making skills to over 25 (Twenty five) ladies around. Though the number some times has been too big to be tought at once, the clever bracelets teacher (Helen) divided them into groups of two - two ladies per day though some of them insisted and continued to come even when it was not their turn (very funny).
Sue and Helen working with the craft ladies
Sorry........... I had forgotten to mention the cloths distribution moment at Suubi. It really picked the feeling of the real local open community markets in Uganda where people from many villages come and buy various goodies! Every one at this time was at the highest pick of the busy moment in his/her life! Some were on Yuppie gadgets covering the whole function, others distributing out cloths and so on!!!! hehehehe.......it was quite interesting!
Clothes being distributed to kids in the village.
I am sure Helen has updated you on the first Suubi Safari we had for a full week! I BET none of you have ever, ever enjoyed the way we did!!! Have you ever shared smiles with a lion at almost a zero distance????? Am sure NO! So we did during the wonderful Suubi Safari! But something very funny happened, at the first glance on the lion while enjoying our game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Safari driver (Mr.Ssemwogerere David - myself) wanted to take off, fearing the Lion to jump into the van to become its 'breakfast' as it was too close. I was only encouraged by the Game ranger and Helen who was seated in the co-driver's seat busy covering the Lion's smiles in all forms.
Anyway it has been fun to have every one here at Suubi! I am sure the whole team loved it and will be able to come back some other time!
HUG's from Ssemwongerere David!