The Community Development Club at school, that my friend Erika and I lead have been linking up with a local school for the deaf. We have been learning sign language (don't test me though!) and we had a big 'Survivor' event to raise money for the school.
The children in the club decided that the dining hall needed a renovation.
Over the past month broken window panes were replaced, curtains were made along with curtain rails, new plastic bowls and cutlery purchased for the lunches and tables were made to measure. The chalkboard was even given a face-lift!
The best part (and the most time consuming!) was painting the mural. The pupils decided on the design and an arty teacher friend, Esther, drew all the outlines and directed us (read led) with the painting.
It has been a long process but a lot of fun. We had to recruit other teacher friends to help with all the hard to reach bits!!!
|Our favourite wee man!|
We sang, gossiped, wobbled on ladders and tables (!), 'nearly died' (well-that was Esther!),danced, took photos, ate far too many Pringles and painted...and painted...and painted!
|"I can't see! I can't see!"|
|"Ahhh. That's better!"|
All the hours were worth it! The 'grand opening' of the hall was today-with the usual Ugandan pomp and ceremony. The pupils (at both schools) were amazed at what we had ALL achieved! So were we!
|After a long morning painting...think the fumes went to our heads!|
Erika, Esther and I
Well done team! x