Well, yesterday saw the arrival of all the gorgeous girls joining us on our adventure with The Hunger Project.
All have undertaken a personal journey to be here and have had to commit to raising the $10,000 in fundraising… No mean feat.
We shared a lovely welcome dinner last night and settled in for a big sleep prior to kick-off today. A club over the road however blasted away til about 4 am making a full nights’ sleep a little difficult.
After another great breakfast and gorgeous sky started our day, and we headed off for our leadership program to begin.
Today started with a brilliant dance session by a talented Ugandan group who had us all shaking our tail feathers after receiving our gorgeous gifts of scarves and skirts.
We then settled in to learn lessons in leadership, forged closer bonds with our fellow travellers, and heard from the local country director, Daisy who inspired us with the work done in the epicentres around the southern part of Uganda, some of those we’ll visit on our travels.
We’ve been encouraged to dream, confront our fears, be mindful, respectful and challenged as to how we truly listen.
Making the most of this journey will involve being open to the new, letting go of past beliefs and future expectations and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable.
“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” Jiddu Krishnamurti
After the confront of yesterday’s paper, today’s ran a 20 page feature focussed on Mother’s Day – reminding some of us of the babies we’ve parted with to be on this journey and restoring faith that motherhood is a gift, and a usually, a universally appreciated one.
And we’re all completely loving the buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner! It seems so surreal that surrounded by such luxury and comfort that we’re actually here to visit some of the most marginalised people on earth… not that far away…