Having visited the project in 2014 as part of a party with Duncanrig Secondary, East Kilbride, I was left with an everlasting impression in my heart, and I knew one day I would return. After hearing all the stories and seeing all the project pictures, my mum also had a yearning to experience the Ugandan ways of the Luwero Community Project.
Gabriel and his family were so welcoming, and it was a privilege to be a part of their home life for 2 weeks. Over the past 4 years the progress that has been achieved is amazing! This is all due to the passion and commitment of Gabriel’s vision to provide education for all within the community.
During our time we organised a card making workshop for the children to teach them how to make a variety of cards. Their enthusiasm and creativity was amazing! My mum and I also utilised our creative talents by drawing and colouring pictures for the teachers to display in the classrooms. It was a privilege to experience the everyday hardworking life of the children and house mothers.
Our interaction within the project included washing clothes using six basins and a bar of soap, peeling potatoes and observing cooking and cleaning methods. This gave us an insight into the daily routine and how we take things for granted like running hot water, electricity, washing machines, cookers etc.
Spending time with the people and children of the Luwero Community was the highlight of the trip: these individuals could not have made us feel any more welcome. We took with us skipping ropes, chalk, frisbees, musical instruments and slinkies and put these to full use within the playground.
A trip of a lifetime which we will never forget.