26 June 2013
Today we started our day feeding the monkeys around the compound. Last time Mali was here they taught her how to call the monkeys, so she walked outside of our cottage and started calling them. Before long she had around 10 monkeys waiting for cookies.
After we had a breakfast, Grace came and picked us up and we headed to Katende to St. John Bosco boarding school to see Gloria, Abraham and the other Acholi children who are there. We first got Abraham, and Mali ga
ve him the present she brought for him. They were quiet at first, both of them being shy. Then we sat outside on the campus and all of the kids came. Gloria saw Mallory and came running and just hugged her. It was so sweet to see…shhh Gloria is her favorite, but she won
‘t tell people that. We sat outside for a couple of hours while Mali and Gloria and Abraham chatted and caught up. Megan and I sat and talked with
some of the girls, answering their questions about the US and taking photos. We handed out dresses to the girls, then said our good byes and headed back to the Acholi Quarter.
Once we got back to the Quarter, we had a delicious lunch of posh0 (boiled corn me
al, a Ugandan staple) beans, rice, greens with peanut sauce and of course chapatti. After our bellies were full we started back to handing out dresses. Today we gave out over 200 dresses to girls of all ages.
It was so sweet to see their smiles, and we would tell them “imaro” which means “Do you like?” and their smiles told it all and they answered “apwoyo
” which means thank you! It was a great day.