This was the day that our Namalu nursery teacher introduced the children there... to bubbles. Talk about excitement. This whole new education process is a feast of fresh experiences for these delightful children.
We have started a new nursery in a borrowed building with 60 children near a small town called Namalu in Karamoja, Northern Uganda. A teacher we trained is now teaching them with two assistants. The children receive porridge before lessons, eggs and milk, and their families will benefit from our extra welfare services.
Life here is pretty desperate. Children are so hungry they resort to eating leaves from the trees. The area is beset with problems of famine, disease and insurgence. The children previously had little access to any education and no hope for the future – but now they have.