Sunday the Vocational Training Team attended St. Stephens church to share in the celebration of Director Generous Turinawe and her husband (and fellow founder) Richard's son Jesse's confirmation. Jesse, along with more than 70 others were confirmed in the church in a service that started a little after 11:30 and ended at 3:00. The priest while recognizing the VTT near the end of the service said with a smile, "I don't think you have ever attended a service this long." We agreed he was right! Jesse is the handsome young man with the bowtie in the family picture below.
In the afternoon and evening, Dick Dolinski provided training on what makes a good board to members of ACT Uganda's Advisory Board and Suzanne Greenberg presented information on fundraising to Generous and Richard.
You will recall that sending a team of trainers to Uganda was our "Plan B" when the ACT Uganda team was unable to obtain U.S. Visas to come to Michigan for training. Reflecting on the time that we have been here and the large numbers from the community that filled the Muko center beyond capacity, we realize this may have been for the best. Many more than the ACT staff benefited.
Sue Waechter, U.S. Direct of ACT says, "The training was so successful that I think that every time we come we should conduct at least one training session."