Category Archives: Sabbatical Experience Reports

Includes posts on my experiences in Uganda for my sabbatical.

I never thought I would have to wear a flak jacket

Updated to add a picture and fix the spelling of Karamojong. The morning of 6 September we left on the flak jacket journey.  Actually, we donned both bulletproof vests and helmets about an hour or so outside of Moroto, so … Continue reading

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A legacy of brutality and a fight for a return to a normal life

The very first stop we made on our trip to northern Uganda (except for the roadside banana and cassava stop that is) was at a place called Empowering Hands.  This group supports the returning victims of abduction by the Lord’s … Continue reading

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My Northern Ugandan Adventure

I had my first trip this past week really out into the field, not just to other parts of Kampala but to the northern parts of the country, getting close at one point to the border of Sudan.  Joining me … Continue reading

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It was bound to happen eventually…

Well, it’s been incredibly hectic the past several days.  Terra had a friend come for her R&R for a long weekend.  Juliet is based in Somaliland, which internally functions as a country but is not recognized as one by the … Continue reading

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First Field Trip into Kampala

I got to take my first field trip, visiting a teachers college in Kampala that has one of the Digital Drums distributed by the UNICEF office here.  As in any job, it is always nice to be able to get … Continue reading

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First Weekend in Kampala

Not only did I survive my first week; I also survived my first weekend in Kampala.  Thanks to the hospitality of my colleagues and their partners, I had three very nice home cooked dinners, followed by a nice home cooked … Continue reading

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Week one completes and more info on the projects

Well, I survived my first working week here in Kampala.  It wasn’t actually a full week as there was a national holiday declared for Wednesday because of the death of the former president Binaisa.  He was apparently the last remaining … Continue reading

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