Free to have fun I just love, love, LOVE the freedom my children experience living here in Buliisa. Oh but Buliisa ranks near the bottom on the ‘access to good healthcare’ scales, even in Uganda, and it’s miles away from any really decent medical facilities. (And yes, Baby James died – in part because when […]
Work Party 2019
The Work Party for 2019 has been and gone. Here is a quick run down of what happened this year.
The big news, we got a tractor!
Three of our staff were trained in how to use the tractor and will now be able to keep the grass down with so much less effort. I think that the athletics field will soon become one of the best maintained fields in Uganda, especially since our staff use it to play soccer on!
The rest of the work party was very much about maintenance and sprucing up the premises. Some were fixing up all of the issues around the property that the permanent staff just don’t get time to do, while the rest of the work party were painting everything. Just about every building on the property was painted on the outside. All of the classrooms and offices, all of the guest huts, all of the staff huts, the toilets, the showers and also the guest kitchen was painted. By the end, the place looked brand new and very impressive.
Classroom block with fresh paint and varnish mud bricks.
One of the Work Party members, Mick, is a professional painter and he painted a beautiful mural in the hallway between some of the classrooms.
Lisa continued the music classes this year with more recorder lessons, much to the delight of the students. Another highlight was the handing out of the gifts to the students. This year every child was given a bag to keep, a bright red bag with Amari branded on it. The bags were a hit and it was great to see the students all using their bags in the days after, especially when they were walking to and from school, everyone in the community knows which school our students go to now.
At the end of the 2 weeks, the Work Party had a few days of rest and relaxation with a cruise on the Nile river seeing many different wild animals and the Murchison Falls. After spending the night at one of the safari lodges, the party then had a wonderful safari drive through the National Park, again sighting many different animals, including Lions!
Keep an eye on this page as we will be presenting reports from some of the work party members in the future.
For those in Melbourne, Life Ministry Centre will be having their Amari Work Party service on Sunday the 8th of September, 2019. If you are free, please go and listen to what they have to say. If you aren’t in Melbourne, then keep an eye on the LMC website as they release podcasts of all sermons so you can listen to what everyone has to say about Amari.
For those who are thinking that they would like to come and visit us here at Amari, then expressions of interest for the 2020 Work Party will open soon, why don’t you join us?
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