Friday, February 15

Today was Day 2 of our Parenting training held at Muko High School. Participants seem to really be learning a lot from this training. During the afternoon, Dave had to leave to work most of the day on high school accounting. He then had a very tough budgeting meeting with Sam, the Head Teacher and Barbra the Director of Studies to cut $53,000,000 from the 2019 budget! It was a tough meeting but they succeeded with reductions across the board in operational costs and only letting one staff person’s position be left unfilled. 

Dave then interviewed for the Bursar position and eventually hired a new woman as Bursar. He will now be working with her for the next two weeks to learn the process, the policies and Quick Books. 

Sue met with Judith Tukahirwa as the new HEAL Manager! The very cool thing is Judith is our very first Maverick Leadership Scholar. She has just graduated with her certificate in Midwifery. We plan to look into her working as HEAL Manager while she might also work at the Ikamiro Clinic as a midwife. We talked a fair amount about the future of the HEAL program and how we might evaluate it for future growth. We decided that we would take a break from new dialogues and do an intensive follow up on the HEAL program. Will Buckner, our Peace Corps volunteer, is going to help with this. And, Judith has done community assessments in her education. 

After 10 years, Lori Marsh on our team, got to meet Osbert in person! Osbert is 23 years old and just finished Senior 4 which is equivalent to 11th grade. He would like to go to a vocational school for being a cobbler. Children’s Therapy Corner has sponsored him since 2018. They were both excited to meet each other. She will be working with him physically to help him from becoming more limited to his physical limitations - Klippel Feil syndrome. 

We have an interloper at our dinner table at the hotel in Kabale tonight - Will! It is so good to spend some time with him and get to know him better. 

Tomorrow is the 3rd day of the Parenting Training. We will let you know how things go! So far, so good!

Sue Waechter

Lori with Osbert

Lori with Osbert

Lori Presenting at Training

Lori Presenting at Training

Will Buckner

Will Buckner