Now that I am back- fundraising continues

This was my second trip to Kiwoko in Uganda and it was even better than the first. I seemed to settle into the climate and way of life quicker than last time. I was also able to pick up friendships I had made last time as if I hadn’t left. Here in the UK I have everything I could want and more and yet whilst in Kiwoko there were only 3 things I missed:- Jonathan, Smudge and water (especially hot water).

This visit I became aware of even more things that could be done for Kiwoko hospital and the people there. I have purchased some surgical instruments since my return which will make life a little easier for the surgeons doing the best for the patients but there is so much more needed. I hope to have a pampered chef morning and a coffee morning and slide show in the next few months as well as a dolls house and craft fair at the end of the year.
If you think you can help in any way please donate as every penny counts

Farewell to Uganda

The time has gone by so fast I can barely believe we are leaving in a few hours. My last teaching session was at 8am this morning. I am sure it won’t take me long to get back to my late nights and lie ins.I will have to pick up the pace again when I get home! At least it’s some time before I start back to work looking forward to catching up with J and friends over the weekend and lots of cuddles from Smudge.

Meanwhile everything continues here as usual

Craft ladies and farm visit

Last year I never visited the farm so was delighted I could this time. They lost 6 cows and have 30 at the moment. I really enjoyed milking and was surprised how easy it was but would be very tiring after a while.

They have 70acres of farm and considering future use.
The ladies thoroughly enjoyed mKing their cards. I asked what they did with their cards last year and some still had them, some gave as gifts and some had no idea.
Farewell to the Bakers who still have some time left here


Final day for craft and some teaching

Morning teaching session with staff of male ward and Julius from female. We ran a bit late as morning prayers ran late. This in turn held Dr Roy up with his ward round but this is Uganda and I will miss it so much.
Last day with the craft ladies and everyone was very enthusiastic making their thank you(Weebale) cards. I even had some of our team as well as Paul’s mum and an English student nurse. It was sad leaving the ladies and they wanted to know when I was coming back.
In the photo below I am with Shadrach. Last year he was at each of the sessions with his mummy and when I asked her about him last week she said she said she would bring him to see me and was true to her word.

Time with friends

I was teaching the female ward this morning about vital signs and the male ward this afternoon. Yet again their enthusiasm is amazing. It was lovely to have time with friends this evening. Although this is only my second time here the friendships seem a lot longer. Joy and I worked in female last year together and she cMe to all my teaching sessions. The latter part of the evening we spent with the Wilsons.

Tania opened the fashion school as she had some things to sort for the upcoming term.