Monday, June 21, 2010

Carrying your things

A wonderful age old way to carry your things is seen here. Teaching this approach to your children ensures that this tradition will continue.

main building

Kevin Roulhac and I visit with the teacher of the catering department. In the background is the main building of the school.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Greg Ebersole

Greg traveled with me again to Uganda. A professional photographer, he took the pictures you are seeing and will see from our Uganda visit. A college classmate and a dear friend, Greg now lives in Cali Colombia South America.
Here he is standing with his new found friends in Pader, Uganda

Having Fun

Here the young students play soccer outside of their class room.

School Girl

Jen is studying catering at the ABCS. Like all of the other students she is an orphan. She is also a single mother. There is not currently a day care program for the mothers who are students. This is something we talked about and will hopefully find a way to provide for the mothers at the school.

Uganda Ceremony

I saluted the people for their dedication to excellence and for their ability to survive the many atrocities inflicted on them by the Lord's Resistance Army. I spoke of the three hundred year period of institutional slavery in the united States. I framed it in the context of suffering and overcoming and linked the suffering of the African American to the suffering of the Acholi people of Northern Uganda. Here we made a profound link. I find this link every where I travel together with the common link of music to aid in binding us together

Uganda ceremony

I had the honor of watching many dances at the ceremony\celebration for the items be brought to them. The photo of the children dancing was a real highlight for me. Fortunately I also have it on video and will eventually be able to show it to you in video form.
Here you see the colorful costumes and the dance steps of the children. It was simply amazing.