Happy New Year!
Things have been quite lively at USP! Just a week and a half ago we welcomed our new group of twenty-two fabulous students…
|Eddie and the PAs get ready to pick up students from the airport|
|Students hike up Monkey Hill while waiting for the others to arrive|
|They're all here!|
We dropped off our four semester-long homestay students at their new homes, where they were welcomed with big smiles and beautiful Ugandan hospitality.
|Homestay students with their trunks and basins - ready to head home!|
|Rachel with her new mama|
|Danielle gets a big hug from her new mama|
|Kennedy's mama so excited about her new daughter|
Over the three days of orientation sessions, we got acquainted with the K-3 classroom, explored the UCU campus, ate plenty of rice and beans, and walked around town for the Mukono scavenger hunt!
Last Monday we dove straight into Faith and Action class with a lively seminar discussion on John Taylor’s The Primal Vision. We spent the rest of the week settling into classes, visiting social work practicum sites for the first time, sharing plenty of comic stories as we adjust to Ugandan culture, and taking a trip to the Mukono market for a shopping spree! On Friday we all piled in the coaster for our Faith and Action retreat at Vision for Africa, where we had more great discussion and quality bonding time over card games and coffee.
|Carly and Jenni rocking their braids at Vision for Africa|
|Adrian, Stacey, Prudence and Amy enjoying some coffee and good conversation|
|Anna, Gilbert, Emilie and Kennedy playing a lively game of Dutch Blitz|
When the weekend rolled around, all of our off-campus students got dropped off with their respective families in Mukono for their two-week homestays!
|On-campus students ready for their Mukono homestays!|
|Bethany gets a warm welcome to her new home|
|Stacey and her mama|
|Ella meets her many siblings|