Greetings! I am thrilled to say that I have arrived safely in Uganda. What a trip it was — more than 24 hours! I was received at the airport by our Program Director, Margaret Kasekende, and driver/longtime COU friend Richard Mulwana. This past weekend, I was joined by COU Board members Steve Alpern and his wife Linda, Sonni Aribiah, Pete Carter, Jamie Natelson, and a small group of volunteers who are all visiting Uganda.
While here, we will be holding a series of meetings and conducting site visits to Philip’s House, a number of our partner primary and secondary schools, as well as the villages and homes of our Family Empowerment participants. A few of our Board members will have an opportunity to meet their sponsored child for the first time – which is certain to be an incredible experience for all.
I will be staying on longer than the rest of the group so that I have an opportunity to see our Tour of Light music and dance troupe children in action! I am grateful for the opportunity to be here in Uganda and to share this beautiful country, and its people that I love so much, with our Board of Directors – the majority of whom are visiting for the very first time.
I look forward to catching on camera as much of our journey as possible to share with you! Stay tuned for more.
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