Tuesday, February 19
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you…Dave shared his birthday with us today. We ordered him a cake and took it to the village and shared it with our training attendees. They all sang to him.
Eileen delivered the Basic Mental Health training today from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Attendees included some of the Muko High School teachers, the ACT Health Promotion Workers in our HEAL program, a teacher from Murole School and one from Muko Martyrs school and some of our ACT staff. This seemed to be new information to them, at least it provided words/names for concepts they already knew. Eileen did a fantastic job training is such a different culture - same with Linda this afternoon and evening.
Lori and Sue made 35 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and we had bought potato chips which they call “crisps” and they seemed to enjoy our American lunch. We then had Dave’s cake and sodas for dessert.
We had a couple of hours break before Linda’s training for the Muko High School teaching staff that started at 4:30 pm and went until 8:00 pm this evening. I’m propping my eyelids open with toothpicks so I can finish this blog! Again, Will is still with us in Kabale.
We ate dinner during the training this evening having posho, beans and cabbage for dinner - same dinner as the kids were eating. In fact, they have posho at every meal, every day. It is a kind of corn meal mush. They get the beans twice a day (kind of like pinto beans).
Linda’s training was great! She based it on the concepts of the three-day Parenting Training given by Rev Gerald from Kampala. It was well received and the teachers enjoyed the training. Partway through the training we gave them the items we had purchased that they had asked for - art books, dictionaries from Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis Club, laminated global maps donated by Randi Kawakita, textbooks for the Religion and Biology classes, and 10 microscopes for the science lab. They were so excited to receive these resources. Some of the money was raised at our Trivia Night in Midland. As a reminder, our Traverse City Trivia Night is Tuesday, March 26th!
Dave also continued the Quick Books training most of the day with Guma, Prudance and the new Bursar, Pressy.