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16 August 2003

Uganda 2003 16th August 2003
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Well 18 scouts from Epsom and Ewell have arrived safely in Uganda. We were picked up ok and found our way to BP House in Kampala. We had a great welcome and met Eric from Mayuge. We spent the night in Jinja overlooking the River Nile.. wonderful!

After a busy time in Jinja, picking up food and equipment, we spent a relaxing evening at Jinja Sailing Club.

Tuesday morning, the group split into 2 as planned. One team have gone to Mayuge and the other to Tororo. Only Tororo have access to internet and this is several miles away! (We have a great photo to send you of us at BP House but can't quite work out the technology at the moment).

In Tororo, we camped overnight with Ugandan scouts. They were very friendly
and welcoming. This morning, we have spent the time meeting with dignatories such as the town Mayor and LCD (key person in the council).

Some of our group are currently undertaking delivery of the playground which we hope to start installing this afternoon.

Our contact could be limited but we will do what we can. Everyone sends their best wishes to parents. We are all fine. We're slowly getting used to the food and lack of facilities. Will try to contact when we can.

The Ugandan Scout Crew





Uganda 2003 - 16th August 2003

Greetings from Mbale,

After a week of being on the road with our Safari we have finally reached Mbale much to the delight of the locals and scouts alike. We are based at Mbale Secondary School and have so far painted two buildings and we are now in the process of refurbishing the
Basketball hoops. Everyone is very supportive here and have made our stay very comfortable. We will also be traveling around the district to vist other schools and spend some time at the Bulengera Disabled chool in Palisa and the childrens outreach centre here in Mbale.

All are fine and we are looking forward to the
challenge of Mount Elgon - good luck Team Soroti.

Bob Turnbull
Uganda 2003 Service Team

There are photos from Mbale in the Photoalbum


Photos from Uganda

You can find photos from Uganda as the come in in our Photoalbum

Othere news items about 2003


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