So today 23 of us will be flying to Entebbe, arriving early tomorrow morning, Uganda time! We will then be picked up by our overseas representative Ian and be taken to Kampala. From then on I'm not entirely sure what we will be doing. For sure we will have to go and see our doctor, sort out our visas and find a Ugandan Sim Card for our phones. Then on the 3rd we will all disperse to our separate projects with just under a week to settle in and then I believe we start teaching on the 9th.
I am very excited and still can't really believe i'm leaving today. It's been just over a year that I have been signed up with Project Trust so I must be ready now!!
I would like to thank every single person who has contributed some way to my soon to be year in Uganda:
- Through donations for my year or for the 160 mile bicycle ride my sister and I did - which have been so generous and I wouldn't have managed to raise all the money without these donations. Really a massive thank you.
- I would like to thank all of the Charitable Trusts who have supported me with donations. I will be very happy to give a report to all of those who have asked for it and the Trusts which haven't asked for a report I will be making some sort of documents when I get back to send to each of you anyway.
- To my school Wymondham College for being so generous to have awarded me with the Travel Bursary. I was and still am so happy to have been chosen for it and it is great knowing that I am going to Uganda with the support of my school behind me!
- To all the people who have offered advice and said I can approach them with questions. Project Trust seemed to have that sorted so I haven't had any unanswered questions but all the same, thank you for the offer!
- My friends have had to deal with me non-stop talking about Uganda since August last year and have had to deal with me being over excited then swing the other way and have a melt down... I will miss you all!
- Then my family! Especially Georgina for doing the 160 mile bicycle ride and as you may remember me saying from previous posts, if it wasn't for her there was no way I was ever going to get on a bicycle and start training!! Charlie for being amazing at helping pack my rucksack for Uganda. Don't know how he managed to fit it all in. I say he "helped" it would be more accurate to say he just did it! I watched..! To Dad for actually letting me go on Selection as it took some persuading. Also for the various raffles he did and helping spread news of my bicycle ride. Then of course my mother! The hours she has spent helping is crazy. Right from the start she checked and double checked my letters and flyers, kept a count of the fundraising, filed EVERYTHING which I now help doing! Listening to me talk and talk about Uganda when I know sometimes she just doesn't want to hear a story I had probably already told her. Then more recently the chaos of buying clothes and little things for teaching etc etc. We have been very busy in the last month.
I'm about to go and live my childhood dream of going to Africa!