Drones, Dance Parties, and Chickens
Since we added the third CarePoint to the Orphans of Teso family the stop at each CarePoint will have to be a little shorter each time. Our amazing team of 8 just finished up their 2 1/2 days in Bukedea and are now off to meet the new kids in Ongongoja.
From what I heard they had a great couple days in Bukedea meeting the kids, singing, dancing, flying the drone, taking videos, and playing with the kids. Sounds like one of the highlights of the visit for the kids, adults and the team was the video drone that one of the teammates brought along. They have captured a ton of great videos that they can’t wait to share once they get back to the states. Unfortunately, many of the checked bags (including all of the photo albums and the indestructible soccer balls!) have not made it to Uganda yet so the team was not able to deliver them. Hopefully they will arrive soon and the Ugandan staff will be able to deliver them for you all!
The Bukedea CarePoint has been operating for a quite a few years now so they are moving beyond the survive and thrive stages and into the succeed stage and they have lots of exciting opportunities for the community to start making their own money and providing for their own needs coming in the near future. I suspect it will be quite a shock for all of the first time visitors to see the difference between Bukedea and Ongongoja where they are just starting their survive stage of care.
The best way to tell the story of what the team has been doing so far is through pictures, so here you go!