Africa - Aid / Culture

Africa Aid / Safari is in Uganda

Africa Aid / Culture has arrived in Uganda.

From the best western edge to the slums of Kampala

After a tortuous start with covid papers at the border, we arrived safely at Kampala. Then it was straight out on a walk with a strong culture shock and great contrasts. Together with three old friends of Africa Aid / Culture - Peter, Brenda and "Overdose", we walked from the Fairway Hotel via the rich areas, down downtown and to the slum area in Kisinji. There we were greeted by a radiant hospitality and our skepticism disappeared as more and more people waved, greeted and laughed. And in the heavy Kampala traffic, it was safe to take one of thousands of Matata taxis home to the hotel. We were left with many impressions that emerged during the first joint dinner on «Asian Fusion». 

From Kampala to Kasese

Driving from Kampala to Kasese is like sitting watching a 7-hour documentary. With self-produced bingo sheets (ticked for everything we could see on the way inland) we were extra sharpened to see the enormous diversity of people, animals, colors, smells and experiences. Simple and easy a sabla good movie! 

The first day in Kasese was a meeting with the football project and led by Anders Bronken it was a fun day with all the kids from different school districts and environments - boys and girls. A few hours in 36 degrees held for both young and old. We also had someone from the capital who thought that this form of training for children and young people was unique in Uganda. A large feather in the hat of Anders Bronken who is on the whole trip. In the afternoon there was a super sightseeing at Boda-boda around Kasese but stop and small history lessons along the way - Driv`n Talk! 

The farm

Our meeting with the Farm was impressive. New warehouse buildings, the tractor in full operation, new buildings for volunteers who want to travel down and work, a new large fish pond and all the old things with banana plantation, honey production and lots of fruit and vegetable production. But we were most impressed by the new investment in pig and goat breeding. A long and tiring, but great day where we got to see, experience and participate with planting mango trees, cabbage and aubergines. The lunch was of course harvested from his own farm. Conclusion: The farm is very close to being self-sustaining without financial support from EFHS. 

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