Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Lovely Saturday

Vanessa and I just finished eating dinner, after spending a really nice day at the market and maternity centre.  Kristen left this afternoon for the start of her trip back to Canada (she’ll stay in Kampala tonight and then head … Continue reading

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Random Bits of News

It’s been a busy few days around here, as Kristen (the project coordinator) is getting ready to head back to Canada at the end of the month.  She will be gone for two and a half weeks, so there’s plenty … Continue reading

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Back to Kampala

This week Vanessa and I made two different trips to Kampala.  The first was just a quick visit with two of the members of the women’s textiles group, to purchase fabric for the yoga, shoulder and patch bags that Shanti … Continue reading

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Volunteer Projects

Within a few days of arriving to Uganda, Kristen (the project coordinator for Shanti, who will be working on the ground here until next September) made a point of sitting down with me to explain the types of projects she … Continue reading

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Slumber Party

Seeing as how we usually try to be back at the volunteer house by nightfall, most of our evenings around here consist of making meals, using the computer, reading, and/or talking to each other.  The other night, however, Ali, one of the … Continue reading

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Life in Kasana

Having sat down to write about life in Kasana, it seems only fitting that our frequent power outages would keep me from being able to actually post this entry to the blog.  We’ve had only limited stretches with power over … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Despite lacking a turkey or any of the normal trappings of fall, Kristen, Vanessa, Ali, Dye and I got together tonight at our volunteer house for Thanksgiving dinner.  Between us we managed to create an eclectic (but … Continue reading

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Kampala

It’s a little hard for me to believe that a week ago I was still in Toronto, and was just getting ready to head out on a bus for the start of the trip to Africa.  In lots of ways … Continue reading

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Maternity Centre

Another night, another thunderstorm. It appears that the rainy season in Uganda has certainly arrived. In the two days I’ve been here, there’s been a brief period each day with thunder, lightning and pelting rain. It’s actually quite a nice … Continue reading

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First Day in Uganda

It’s been a very eventful day.  My flight arrived in Entebbe just after 6am local time, and, though they were delayed a little on their way to the airport, I was met by Ben, a Shanti Uganda staff member, and … Continue reading

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