Uganda 2017 #AfriDACA17

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1. Mikey wrote:
Good luck on the trip to Uganda,

Mikey at Booths

Sat, February 11, 2017 @ 1:34 PM

2. Joe wrote:
Have an awesome time in Uganda AfriDACA!! Katie don't eat all them Parma violets make sure you share ;)

Sat, February 11, 2017 @ 1:45 PM

3. Graham & Michelle Pedder wrote:
Hope you had a good trip & are ready to make a difference. Good luck & beat wishes to you all.

Sun, February 12, 2017 @ 10:03 AM

4. Deborah Wright wrote:
Glad you are all there safe and sound. Enjoy and take care.x

Sun, February 12, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

5. Wendy Penkethman wrote:
All arrived safe and sound! Make the most of this amazing experience and give your all to teaching and learning! Look after yourselves and each other and most of all ENJOY. Looking forward to seeing your photos and reading your blog x

Sun, February 12, 2017 @ 1:25 PM

6. Kerry wrote:
Happy 18th birthday to my amazing daughter hollie Martin hope your all having s amazing time.
We are just off out for tea as my dish washer has gone to Africa ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ. Have fun all xxyhh

Sun, February 12, 2017 @ 3:22 PM

7. Bev Livesey wrote:
Glad you all got there safe and sound. Enjoy your 1st evening there-looking forward to daily updates.
Jessica sends big hugs Katie xx

Sun, February 12, 2017 @ 3:47 PM

8. Imelda O'Keeffe wrote:
Have an amazing time Hannah et al. Xx
Happy 18th birthday Hollie ๐ŸŽ‚

Sun, February 12, 2017 @ 4:26 PM

9. Helen Harrison wrote:
Hi Parents, friends, family, and anyone else who is interested!

Just to let you know that the team have safely arrived in Uganda, settled in to accommodation, enjoyed their first Ugandan meal, prepped for tomorrow, and are now all getting ready for bed due to tiredness catching up after an overnight flight.

I'll try and work out how to post blogs on the DACA site, but in the meantime will pop a few photos on the CRED blogsite so you can see pictorial proof that they are all definitely here!

CRED blogsite is

Best wishes


Sun, February 12, 2017 @ 6:22 PM

10. Denise Norse wrote:
Hi Lucy

Hope your first day goes well and you have all settled into the accommodation. Everyone's missing you at home, especially Max.

Keep us all updated.

Love Mum, Kirsty and Sam X

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 11:35 AM

11. Liz Atkinson wrote:
Hi all hope your first day has gone well and you are all getting over the long journey, enjoy every minute xxx it's freezing at home xxx

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 1:26 PM

12. Deborah Wright wrote:
Hope you are all okay and enjoyed your first day with the children. Lots of love to you Evie xx

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 2:41 PM

13. Helen Harrison wrote:
hi everyone at home

new blog, and photos, posted on CRED website:

enjoy! and if you post comments on there, or here, I'll read them to the team

best wishes


Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 5:47 PM

14. #AfriDACA17 wrote:
We all woke up this morning and received a cooked breakfast, full English style, which made us feel extremely welcomed by John, Sophie and Patience

On the bus ride into the Acholi Quarter of Kampala everywhere we looked there were smiling faces and being called โ€˜mzunguโ€™ made us all feel as if were finally in Uganda.

As we walked into the classrooms at Acholi, we were overwhelmed by the sea of smiles that we received!

During our lunch break, as a group we ventured up to the local quarry where most of the adults in the tribes work, women as well as men. Most of us were overwhelmed by the fact that they only get paid 25p for 8 hours work. The group had a try at the job that some of the women in the quarry have, most of us failed to even make a dent on the rocks. One of the members slightly nicked their finger which shows the dangers of working in the quarry.

Although the trip was amazing and the views were astounding, the impact of the living conditions hit most of the team.

Both teaching teams thought their sessions went smoothly and the children were very interactive, and we didnโ€™t have many problems teaching them.

Our teaching group prepared a lesson involving twister โ€“ where the kids colour and play the game. Even the teacher, Miriam, got involved which showed that everyone enjoyed the session.

Our team, at the end, received bracelets from one of the studentโ€™s mum, which was a huge surprise for us and also made us feel extremely appreciated in the community and that we really are making a difference.

PS Eve would like to thank her mum for the letter in her case โ€“ it made us all cry!!

Love from Katie and Lucy

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 5:58 PM

15. Bev Livesey wrote:
Looks like you had a good first day guys, enjoy the experience. Glad you are eating katie!! Ha ha

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 6:14 PM

16. Wendy Penkethman wrote:
Fantastic to hear your first day went well and that you have been made so welcome and are making a real difference! Keep up the good work and enjoy all of you. Well done! Keep putting updates on for us all x

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 6:22 PM

17. Katie๐Ÿ˜œ wrote:
I hope you've had a good two days in Africa Hollie and wow o ur 18 lol xxxxx

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 6:36 PM

18. Graham & Michelle Pedder wrote:
So proud of you all just looked at the photos of your 1st day teaching the young children. Enjoy your time in Uganda and the experiences in the next few days xx

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 7:16 PM

19. Kerry wrote:
Sounds like an interesting first day,sounds like you have all been made welcome.
25p omg I hear you all gasp l! take a look at how these people earn a living and expect very little in return.hope your all enjoying each other's company as usually it's via text Twitter or Facebook .๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ not sure how hollie is managing without her phone โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 7:35 PM

20. John & Gill Norris wrote:
Hi Becci. Glad to hear you arrived safely and have had a good day. We enjoy reading the blog & the photos are brilliant. We are missing you, Dad has been calling me Becs all day!! Mojacar is warm & sunny & lots of people have asked after you. The nice lady in Bella Vista asked where you were... you should have seen her face when we said Uganda!! We are so very proud of you (and the group) so keep up the good work and enjoy your time there. Lots of love to every one. Mum, Dad and Jake xxx

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 9:41 PM

21. Mr Sayle wrote:
Hello to all - so glad you have arrived safe and well - and glad you are ready for the amazing experience. The difference that you will make to peoples lives as well as your own is immense and is such a humbling adventure. Enjoy the journey and keep working as a team. Paul, Rowen and Helen - you are ace - love to all Sayley.

Tue, February 14, 2017 @ 10:55 AM

22. Bev Livesey wrote:
Hi all, hope you are all looking after one another well.
Katie please tell Helen that I have told Jaden to comment on the blog; he was looking at the pics last night and am sure he wishes he was with you out there.
Talking of pics I shared the one of you on the blackboard on my FB and had over 190 likes and comments saying what a proud mum I must be. I sure am and all the other parents too are sooo proud of what you have achieved to get there and the difference you are making to these children's' lives.
Will let you know Rovers score later but you know we will get beat so there will be no surprises at Breakfast time for that piece of news!!
Lots of love pipsqueak and to all the rest of the gang x

Tue, February 14, 2017 @ 6:48 PM

23. Helen Harrison wrote:
New blog complete with photos:

thanks for the comments - team loving hearing them.


Tue, February 14, 2017 @ 6:52 PM

24. Bev Livesey wrote:
As promised- Sheff Wed 2- Rovers 1.

Tue, February 14, 2017 @ 10:43 PM

25. Helen Harrison wrote:
Evening everyone
Another day, another blog, and 25 photos! Please do leave comments as the team love to receive them.
Best wishes from a very warm Uganda!

Wed, February 15, 2017 @ 7:09 PM

26. Mrs Haworth wrote:
Hi my DACA babies! Hope you are all safe & well & that Mr Earnshaw hasn't needed his first aid skills! He's good but not as good as me! Im so incredibly proud of you all & I hope that you all enjoy the whole experience. Stay safe love you all xx Auntie Denise

Wed, February 15, 2017 @ 8:08 PM

27. Mrs Haworth wrote:
Oh ye & Burnley 1 Chelsea 1 which puts us 12th ...for those who follow real football , Mr Earnshaw! X

Wed, February 15, 2017 @ 8:12 PM

28. Helen Harrison wrote:
hi everyone
latest blog, plus 35 photos for you to enjoy at
we will be posting a blog tonight (Friday) but please note that once we go up to Mityana on Saturday I won't be able to access internet until back on Tuesday, so if you are planning on sending any comments to your loved one on the team please do them soon! The team love getting comments, but there are a few members who haven't had any yet, so if you get time to write to your son /daughter, please do so.
thanks for all your support
best wishes

Fri, February 17, 2017 @ 5:20 AM

29. Bev Livesey wrote:
Can't explain how proud I am every time I read the blog or see pictures.
You guys are amazing, every one of you! Cherish this experience no matter how hard you may find it at times.
Lots of love to my pipsqueak (she'll hate that....) missing you loads as are Simon & Jess.....especially on Wednesday night!!
Have a fabulous 2nd week and stay safe.


Fri, February 17, 2017 @ 5:23 PM

30. Wendy Penkethman wrote:
Hi Sam and Tobryn, we are testing our new caravan this weekend and guess who towed it to the site?? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ hope you are having a fabulous adventure it certainly looks like you are from the photos! We are all so very proud of you all and look forward to your blogs and photos every day. Love you loads and enjoy Mityana xx

Fri, February 17, 2017 @ 6:18 PM

31. Wendy Penkethman wrote:
Hi Sam and Tobryn, we are testing our new caravan this weekend and guess who towed it to the site?? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ hope you are having a fabulous adventure it certainly looks like you are from the photos! We are all so very proud of you all and look forward to your blogs and photos every day. Love you loads and enjoy Mityana xx

Fri, February 17, 2017 @ 8:12 PM

32. Sue Prior wrote:
Hi Tobryn and Sam,
From the pictures it looks as though you are enjoying things ๐ŸŒž(Tobs, I used an emoji - aren't you impressed!) I trust all the printing, laminating, trimming and Sam's organising of the files paid off and your lessons went well? Come home safe with a heart full of memories and a little piece of Africa in your soul.

All the best to you and the rest of the team.
Mum and dad

Sat, February 18, 2017 @ 1:17 PM

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