All had to come to an end eventually, after all of the bumpy car journeys traveling Uganda, it was time to come home. Usually after this long I think I would have been ready to come home, but as we were loading our 19 bags into the vans there was defiantly something inside me wanting to stay. Even though I have struggled with eating the food, and pretty much whatever I ate was making me ill I really wanted to stay; I wanted to stay in a country where everyone is so friendly, accepting and welcoming. I stopped and thought to myself, how many people can say that when they come to England.
Biggest news for the expedition is the flights are now booked, and all transportation arrangements in Tanzania made! We’re 8 months from departure now, and can’t wait to get to Mto Wa Mbu and start our building project. As a reminder, we’re aiming to build two classrooms for St. Jude’s school, helping to convert a nursery school into a primary school.
Project Africa is a Berkshire Scouts global awareness programme and was launched in 2010. Since the start of the project there have been 2 recce’s (2010 & 2014) and 2 project visits (2011 & 2015) to Uganda. In addition, many Scouts (mainly Beavers and Cubs) have been involved in the Project Africa Challenge Badge that encourages weekly programmes to help our young people understand the lives of their peers in a developing country. More than 2,000 challenge badges have been awarded!