Saturday, February 16
The third day of Parenting Training was today. We have had over 60 people attending all three days. Today was powerful. They talked about nurturing good behavior and family planning. The information was very new for the community members attending. These were difficult topics to present challenging cultural norms but well done. At the end of the training we had a celebration which began with the ACT Stringed Orchestra, then many mini speeches and testimonials and great appreciation to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Midland, MI for funding this opportunity and ACT for hosting. Each attendee received a certificate which is very important here. It felt like a graduation.The celebration ended with a ceremonial cutting of a beautiful cake. Dancing broke out spontaneously and we danced our way outside to the courtyard of Muko High School. We took some photos of the whole group outside.
In the morning, Dave and Guma travelled to Kabale to pick up some electrical supplies and the cake for the training. Dave had to look for a brace or a sling for Pamela but came home with something like an ace bandage so Lori will be making the arm brace and sling.
During lunch, Linda, Eileen, Lori and Sue visited Josiah and Phoebe’s house which is up the road behind the ACT Empowerment Center. Phoebe prepared some fresh pineapple, watermelon and passion fruit for us. We visited for a few minutes then came back to the training.
Linda and Dave made their way back to Kabale in the afternoon (Christopher’s third trip between Kabale and Muko) so that Linda could meet with the President of the Kabale Rotary Club and Dave could prepare for his radio show tonight talking about the high school.
Christopher came back at 4:30 (fourth trip) to pick up Sue, Eileen, Lori, Will and Generous to come to Kabale. Will is staying with us for some days while we are here at the hotel. Generous had a meeting here in town to further plan the event tomorrow at the high school and do the radio show with Dave.