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Taking to the airwaves

It was Faith Over Fear (FOF) SLTs turn to take to the airwaves last week. Radio is the main way of reaching people here in Northern Uganda but with everyone from churches to businesses taking to air it has become very costly, in fact more than our modest budget would allow. Fortunately for us we […]

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Story Time

Schools have been closed for over four months, with online learning not a viable option for children in Gulu, our friends at READ for Life have taken to providing lessons on the radio. So far they have produced over 280 lessons! Part of the lessons is a story time and I have been helping write […]

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A life well lived

A tribute to our dear teammate Carole Waller, for her Thanksgiving service in Gulu. Today, I seek to share a little of the Gulu Carole, no words can fully capture a person, but I hope to give you at a least a glimpse, of the woman who we knew and loved. These words are not […]

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PFJ – The Results

The results are in. Plastic Free July has come and gone, but how did it go? Well, unsurprisingly there is the good, the bad and the ugly. Firstly the good, that seems like a nice place to start. My goal had been to reduce the number the horrible little black plastic bags that seem to […]

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Plastic Free July?

You might think that because we live in Uganda, we live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Sadly you’d be wrong. Despite the fact that we now live in a country that from a global perspective has relatively low carbon emissions, personally, we are still disporportiante polluters. When Joe and I got married, we tried to […]

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Therapist, Teacher, Trainer?

One of the highlights of these past few months has been the opportunity to do some training with teachers and soon to be teachers about communication disability and what they can do to make a difference. The first of these was in partnership with an incredible organisation called Read for Life Uganda, who as one […]

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Happy Birthday Gulu Globetrotters

So a whole year has passed and our little school has grown from 7 children, from 4 families, representing 4 nations, to 19 children representing a whopping 9 nations! We have two wonderful teachers, and the parents take it in turns to volunteer each day. On the 6th of June we had a little celebration […]

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In sickness and in health

This post is super late after the events but here is a little insight into the events and my thoughts around the health scare I had in April.. So on Wednesday 18th April (my birthday, thanks for all the birthday love btw) I started getting excruciating pain in my upper abdomen/under my ribs. I was admitted […]

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Home is where your heart is

  Snow! We’ve been back in the warmth of Gulu for over a month now, so apologies for the lack of communication, it’s been a busy transition back. Having had our first British winter in 6 years, we realised just how much we are acclimatised to the African heat and life, and that the children […]

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Merry Christmas from Yorkshire

Decorating with Grandma This is our first Christmas in the UK for 6 years, our first since starting our African adventures. Christmas is one of the times of the year when we most miss ‘home’ and so being back feels like a real treat. Christmas traditions don’t seem to have changed much in 6 years, […]