After a night in a simple hotel in Entebbe I meet my Canadian friends in the lovely golf course hotel in Kampala.
The first couple of nights I stay in Masaka, the new Timothy center.
Two years ago there was nothing here but grass and bushes. Now there is this comfortable guest house.
Max, one of the two large but friendly dogs running about.
The dogs "guard" the stairs while Mark and Paul prepare for work.
A puddle has been turned into a pond with nice flowers and fish.
And a trusted guard (except for lunch time).
A Danish project in Masaka has a nice restaurant. Dutch folks will notice the name.
Unfortunately it's a Danish kind of meatball, not the Dutch frikadel.
Back in Kibaale! This will be my home for the week.
I am visited by Ddembe Samuel and Kitayimbwa Richard. They study at a higher level elsewhere and have come to Kibaale to meet me.
Visiting children at their home is one of my favorite things in Kibaale. This is the family of Nankya Irene.
A typical kitchen: cooking matoke and cassava on firewood.
The father recently renewed the house, using only local materials and a lot of hard work. No money for windows, thus it's quite dark inside.
The mother of Namugerwa Sylivia works in this shop in Kibaale town.
This mother has nine children. She is the second wife, that means she has to take care of herself and her children.
We look for Moureen in another secondary school in Kibaale.
I hope they know what "take care" means...
We meet Moureens mother at their house.
Nankya and Sylivia enjoyed joining me for other house visits.
Moureen with her mother.
Rose Nabasumba with her parents.
The house looks nice, but notice the missing glass.
Denis Serwanja in front of his house. He is the oldest sibling and has to take care of the family.
He is happy to meet me again.
I give him binoculars. I have to explain how to use them, he has never before had one in his hands.
In the home of Juliet Namatovu. The little girl in red is actually from a neighbor.
The family and some visitors in front of their house. Their main problem is getting water, it's a long walk away.
A new dining hall has been build next to the kitchen. It's almost finished, just needs to be painted.
The old nursery school had to be renovated. It has been turned into a staff dining and meeting room.
These birds like to hang around where there is cattle.
Something new: a fish farm. They tried talapia but the fish didn't grow big. Now they are going to try mudfish.
The pharmacy in the clinic.
A container with medical supplies has arrived. Liz is showing the table that came from the Netherlands.
A lot of medical supplies from the container.
Also curtains, bed sheets and mattrasses from the container. All the store rooms are quite full now.
A little boy under treatment in the clinic. He was on drip for several hours to strengthen him.
The lab hasn't changed much since my last visit.
The tests that can be performed by the lab.
The garden in the middle of the clinic.
Many schools with many children.
Boys having fun during lunch.
This one has a special lunch spot.
We provide lunch, because they don't always get enough food at home, it's difficult to study on an empty stomach.
What was Jackie's house is now a day care for the workers children. A very noisy place.
Students of catering had just cleaned their work place.
The carpentry class made these office chairs.
The finishing touch!
Secondary administration and computer class room.
The staff is thought using a computer here.
Much better than a stencil machine.
The garden in front of the secondary school creates a pleasant place for learning.
Nice bush with flowers on the compound.
The purple parts are actually leaves, the white is the actual flower.
Finishing a school day with an enthusiastic game of soccer.
On to Masaka, the new Timothy Girls College.
Freshly built power lines.
Sufficient power for the whole school. With occasional interruptions....
The solar system functions as a backup.
And a generator for when everything else fails.
Tracy shows how big the rainwater tank is. It's on high ground, gravity is sufficient to have running water at the houses.
Nice decoration on the stairs and walls, lights to avoid accidents.
The whole school is build on a slope. A bit more difficult to build, but provides a very nice view.
The school has A-levels and Bee-levels.
These are for education, groups are trained here by Lester.
Open air space for teaching. Also has the equipment for producing honey.
The most popular pump in the wide area. Our gift to the local community.
A girl that got water from the pump, in front of a field with...
At the top there were 120 builders working on the school.
Real showers are uncommon in a boarding school. Shower curtains even more.
Medical station of the school, equipment donated from the Netherlands.
Making the school look nice is part of the plan.
Materials for science classes.
The dining hall is big, really big. And without columns in the middle.
And it already has a visitor.
Opening day. Headmistress Evacy.
Ray Sutton has been involved with the project from the start and can be called the visionary of both Kibaale and the Timothy center.
Peter Uchulu, the new director of Kibaale.
The PAOS board.
Announcing the dining hall will be calld "Sutton Hall", in recognition of the vision of Pat and Ray Sutton.
Cutting of the cake.
About 350 people attended.
The fantastic catering team provided us with a wonderful lunch. And that's all cooked on a woodfire!
Ugandan ladies in their best dress.
Mzungu ladies in their best dress.
The board and visitors inspect the school buildings.
Since there were so many visitors I stayed at the Tropic Inn. Looks nice, shower with hot water, but they didn't manage to get me a bottle of drinking water...
Back in Kampala we run into an accident at the bypass road. One of the biggest dangers of this country, after malaria.
The last day I meet Linux users in the Kampala Google office.
The Google office has a nice view over Kampala. And an elevator!