Well its been too long since I have posted on this blog! Not because things haven't been happening but because too many things HAVE been happening and blogging just fell by the wayside!
Well no more! I make a pledge now to get back on the blogging wagon and keep you all informed of what is happening!
The biggest thing to happen since I last posted is...
.....that I became a MUMMY!! So we have a new addition to the ACDT
family! I would like to introduce baby Laanii to you all! She is now
nearly 11 months old and is amazing! I hope that as she grows and is
exposed to the realities of the world that she will grow to be a good
and grounded human being. I keep my fingers crossed!
are now living back in the UK, although all support and work with the
ACDT continues as before! Whilst in Uganda in April 2012, we finalised
the build of the new school that has been part of our Buy a Brick
campaign. We are hopefully on target and although the plot size is tiny,
we have made the best use of the land we have and with the help of a
local architect have designed a brick school over 3 floors. The school
system has its longest school holiday during Dec/Jan so both Laanii and I
will be returning to Uganda in November to sign off the build of the
school so that building can commence! We have to utilise this school
holiday as the existing wooden school must be demolished and we want
minimal inpact on term time and the childrens learning!
is an exciting time for the ACDT and all its supporters! I feel like I
have been talking about this school for too long now, well def for 3
years since we launched Buy a Brick, but to raise the money we needed
has been a slow process especially in the financial climate of the last
few years. I cannot wait to see it built and see those children in a
proper teaching environment, as they certainly do deserve it! I will
keep you all up to date with the progress and will post photos as it
happens! The plans are now in the Uganda equivilant of building
control. I am now just keeping my fingers crossed that all passes
smoothly and the build can begin with no delays! This is Africa
though.....and as you will know from previous postings over the years,
the path of our work has certainly had its fair share of hurdles so I am
remaining calm but hopeful at this time!