On my way…

I will be off to the Netherlands tomorrow evening. Right now I am in Kampala where I arrived yesterday afternoon after a long bus trip. And the day before (Tuesday) I arrived in Arua after a two-and-a-half hour trip on a motorbike from Adi to Aru. I had to go there to get a new exit/entry visa for the DRC. After getting that, I had a taxi that brought me to my friends place in Arua where I stayed overnight.

I had a few hectic days before leaving Adi. A lot of things needed to be done at the very last minute.

The AIDS Program moved office to a room at the hospital. When the lab has moved to another building, we will move again. This will take time though, as right now there is no money for the rehabilitation of the new lab. We are happy with the room and have started to use it already. Unfortunately, no photo’s of the inside, but on the photo below, the window on the very left is from our office.

 

Internal medecine building with on the very left the window of the room that is now our AIDS Program office!

Internal medecine building with on the very left the window of the room that is now our AIDS Program office!

Of course all my responsibilities had to be handed over. Administration is in the hands of the hospital (Simon and Claude will lead it together with David, who is the hospital administrator). They will closely work together with the AIDS Program board, that is led by Onzi. He is an English teacher of the Adi secondary school.

In name of the AIDS Program I paid the rest of the school fees of this year for Esther Anyadru. And I gave some toys to the kindergarten that were given by a friend in Holland for Bethsaida. I didn’t really think about what to do with it as right when I received it, Bethsaida was dismantled. I only recently thought about the ‘ecole maternelle’. They were very glad with it. When I gave it the president of the school board was present, but not the kids, who received the toys the next day.

The president of the board (right) received the toys together with the kindergarten teacher (middle).

The president of the board (right) received the toys together with the kindergarten teacher (middle).

The children were very happy with the toys.

The children were very happy with the toys.

The teachers and the children wanted to be in the picture with me.

The teachers and the children wanted to be in the picture with me.

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