Yesterday we visited the Namatala slums. The group that came with Help International last year did some projects in this area and we came back to evaluate what they did and brainstorm new project ideas for this year. There are 20,000 people living in these slums. There is a school that we're working with called Child of Hope that targets the poorest of the poor. One child is selected from each family to attend the school. They are fed one meal at school. Moses, the director of the school, said it's probably what keeps them coming to school, it's likely the only meal they eat each day. Child of Hope is an incredible organization that's working off of little resources. They have an office in the UK that is providing funds but it's still a small school trying to influence a lot of suffering people.
This darling little girl in the blue dress was so sweet. The group behind her was dividing up sugar to eat. She ended up getting a little bit in her palm and licked it. She was so darling and I feel like their purity and innocence in their eyes just go right to your heart.
I am excited to have the opportunity to work there. There are a lot of projects that we can do we just need to develop them. There are plenty of problems that have project possibilities: water sanitation, prostitution, child abuse, abandonment by the fathers, etc. I don't think there's one member of our team that doesn't want to return to Namatala and work to improve the conditions there. The experience yesterday did something to all of us. We sat in a circle at dinner last night pondering what we'd seen and feeling a reverence for these people. They are remarkable people and they deserve any help we can give.