Whenever it rains here, many of our kids and staff end up walking along extremely muddy roads to get to school. This is especially true of the road to Namatala from nearby Namabasa where homes are cheaper to rent.
It’s been a problem for many years and the road becomes impassible for car, bicycles and motorcycles. This May and June it has been raining day and night, producing holes full of water and extremely mud. Vehicle have got stuck, while motorbike riders and cyclists have slid into the river.
So, Child of Hope children often arrive school late – and very dirty with mud everywhere on their clothes and shoes. Some wear wellies, others go barefoot… but they all end up at our wash stations to get the mud off!