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Uganda Visit 2019

Daily posts will feature here from Team Uganda who are on a cultural exchange visit to Uganda, Africa. They will be visiting Mityana Secondary School (our link school) as well as visiting local places of interest and going on a safari!

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  • 01/11/19

    Final days in Uganda!

    We had a later start today.  We woke up at 7:00am and had breakfast at 7.30am. Then we went on a long trip to Lake Victoria.  On the way we went to a rhino sanctuary where we were able to follow rhino tracks with our guides and saw a mother called Malaika with her seven month old baby rhin...
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  • 30/10/19

    Day 12 - Safari continues

    Today we went on our second safari.  We saw most of the animals that we saw yesterday, however, we also saw waterbuck, spotted hyenas and jackals.  The main excitement of the day was seeing a lion.  IT WAS AMAZING.  It walked straight past our bus!  After the safari, we went...
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  • 30/10/19

    Day 11 - Murchison Falls safari Park

    Today we woke up at 5:00am to go to the Murchison Falls safari park.  We saw loads of animals: giraffes, antelopes, warthogs, antelopes and elephants, but sadly not two of the ‘big five’ - lions and leopards. We’re hoping for better luck tomorrow.  Afterwards we had lunch...
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  • 29/10/19

    Day 10 - Arrived at Murchison Falls

    A long day today and even less connectivity than before but we are now at Sambiya Lodge in the Murchison Falls National Park.  We’ve had a tropical rainforest walk and seen lots of baboons while driving through the park. Now off to bed after watching fireflies by the camp fire.
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  • 27/10/19

    Day 9 - Travelling to Bamusuta from Mityana

    Today we started by travelling from Mityana to Bamusuta.  After about an hour we stopped at Kibubula School because that is Overton Primary School's link school.  We had a look around and Dodie told us about the improvements that had been made, thanks to Fiona Wyeth and Overton Primary...
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  • 27/10/19

    Day 8 - A visit to the disabled children's hospital

    Today we went to the disabled children's hospital called Namutamba, when we arrived we were greeted with a song. We then had a tour around the hospital and saw the surgery room, plaster room, the over night dorms, physiotherapy room, toilets and showers. We then went to the garden where we saw t...
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  • 26/10/19

    Day 7 - Farewell to friends at Mityana Secondary School

    We got up at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8:00 for our final day at Mityana Secondary School. The visit started with a class taught by Benson, the headteacher, about recycling where we learnt about how, in Uganda, they don’t waste anything and they even reuse leftovers from plants. Then we all m...
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  • 25/10/19

    Day 6 - Kindergarten and Vocational College

    We all jumped in the bus at 8.45am and we headed off to the kindergarten. We were greeted by the whole school singing and dancing to us. Next, we separated into three groups and did activities like reading to them, colouring in and making bracelets for them. Then it was break time. We handed out bal...
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  • 24/10/19

    Day 5 – Kawoko Primary School

    Before we even had breakfast, there was a happy birthday sign for Ed. We sang Happy Birthday (at least three times to him in the day). Today we visited Kawoko Primary School. Firstly, we went into the staff rooms and had some tea and food which was lovely. After that we went into lessons and we l...
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  • 23/10/19

    Day 4 - Football and Ed's Birthday

    We spent most of today at Mityana secondary school. We met up with our buddies in the morning and had our first lesson at Mityana secondary school. We joined the class halfway through on algebra which we found interesting. Our buddies said they would normally complete w...
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  • 22/10/19

    Day 3 - Mityana Secondary School

    In the morning, we went to Mityana Secondary school. First, we went to the headmaster’s office where we were greeted by the two deputy heads as the head wasn’t there. Then, we got led to a small room where we waited for our buddies. At the beginning, all of the buddies were really shy bu...
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  • 20/10/19

    Day 1 and 2 – arriving at Entebbe, into Kampala and on to Mityana

    Saturday 19th October 2019 After waking up very early we all travelled to Heathrow airport to arrive at 5am where we said goodbye to our families. We then checked in and our flight departed at 6:50 to Brussels; it was here that we transferred to a different flight which was dir...
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