Saturday 20th October 2016
St Mary’s Deaf school and Mityana junior and secondary school
After an amazing breakfast we were told that we would be walking a short distance to St Mary’s deaf school. When we got there we were welcomed by the founder of the school in her office. We sang a hymn (kumbyah) and Jane said a prayer. Afterwards we went to the classroom where Gladys explained the foundations of the school and how it came to be. We found out that Gladys used to run the school in her home and she taught all kinds of disabled children before deciding to focus on the deaf. We were taught how to count to 20 in sign language, which proved to be quite difficult for some (the adults!). We then got given sign names by the few deaf children that were there. Most of the sign names were to do with your physical features such as hair style. We were invited to look and buy some of the things the deaf children had made such as bags, bracelets and pencil cases. We then left the Deaf school to pack our stuff for safari at the Enro.
Afterwards we hopped into a minibus and drove to Mityana Junior School where we met our buddies. We asked our buddies questions to jot down on a piece of paper which we kept. Some of the questions were: who is in your family? What is your favourite subject? What makes you happy? Then we had lunch and were shown around some of the secondary school; before leaving we gave our buddies presents which they were very happy with. We waved goodbye and drove back to the hotel where we all had a shower.
Sam and Emily
Note – there might be a gap in news updates as they are now on safari for a few days.