Last few days in Kanungu
On Friday we headed back to Kampala, so we spent the early part of the week visiting the schools we had worked in. We left each school with some of the Alive and Kicking footballs Arsenal had sent out, which meant a lot to the pupils in a country where it is the norm to play with ‘balls’ made either from plastic bags or banana leaves. It was great to have the opportunity to go round and say goodbye to all of our friends, teachers and pupils alike.
In some schools, all the children were brought together to say a big goodbye, with speeches of gratitude from both teachers and us. At Kazuru and Standard Academy in particular, we were greeted with a fervour that I don’t think would have been matched even if the Arsenal first team had paid a visit. It was really hard saying goodbye to such amazing children, who had shown us so much warmth over the last three months.
Posted on May 2, 2012, in 1. Last few days in Kanungu and tagged Alive and Kicking, Arsenal in the Community, banana leaf football, Kazuru, plastic bag football, Standard Academy, Ugandan warmth, Volunteer Uganda. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.