After a scrumptious breakfast at the Enro hotel, we loaded into the buses and made our way to Afinnet to help out with painting and cleaning. We spent a few hours there and got very messy, spilling more paint on us than on the walls. Meanwhile the adults were dealing with the Ugandan critters. After the painting we met a friend called ‘Geraldine’ the massive cockroach, Molly’s main (only) friend of the trip and shared some humorous memories! After that, we met a vicar called Michael who showed us around his home and garden and told us we were always welcome. This was followed by a delicious meal made by his lovely wife.
Shortly after that, we journeyed to Esuubi Orphanage, where we were introduced to all the children staying there. We learnt that an orphan at Esuubi meant that the child has no living relatives. First we were taken on a tour around the children’s living houses which were surprisingly clean and well kept; each room had a name of premier league teams such as Liverpool and Man United. Then we trekked up a hill to the school right next to the orphanage, where we all got together in one of the seven class rooms. The group reading out three little pigs, Anya, Niamh, Oscar and Olly, (with Rory as a chimney) told the story with the Ugandans acting it out with sock puppets. Splitting up into three groups we all designed pigs on paper plates and coloured in reading books. After that we got out bubbles and balloons for the children to play with, followed by a song and dance of hoakie koakie and a game of football for boys and netball for the girls. We got home and freshened up and after supper we prepared for our first room inspection where we cleaned our underwear for the first time and went straight to sleep!
Niamh, Natalie and Anya.