During my first few days in Nkokonjeru, I was given time to adjust and acclimate myself to my new environment. Bless my on-site coordinator, Joseph Kkonde, for this. It's definitely a different experience waking up to the sound of chickens, roosters, and cows as opposed to the city noises that I am used to in Chicago and Madison, Wisconsin. It is so peaceful hearing the wind rustling banana tree leaves, which sounds like light rain. I could go on and on about how beautiful this place is, but a picture is sometimes worth a thousand words.
I woke up to Prossy and Flavia doing laundry. Who are they? Let me show you.
Flavia, the one cooking, is the one who cooks, cleans, and guides me around Uganda. She has been a friend, a sister, and a mother to me. Prossy, the one sitting against the column looking as though she's doing some deep contemplation has been my mentor during my time in Uganda. She is a primary teacher at Stella Maris and these two women have done everything in their ability to make me feel at home while I am here. Needless to say, they've been very successful and I am extremely blessed to have them in my company.
There was SO much more to this post, but the internet is killing me and I'm running short on time at the moment. I apologize for this technical difficulty!! More to come soon!