Link International in Uganda – 5. Hosanna School & church

Note: This is one of a series of blogs I’m posting about my recent trip to Africa for a month’s charity photography for Link International, documenting their projects around Uganda

Another shanty town we visited in Kampala was called Kisenyi.  It doesn’t get much more shanty than this.

This is a brewery, distilling their own ghetto beer.  They’re drying millet and grain & roll it out in old oil drums.  Mmmm.

They must sell it hear, cos I hear it’s delicious.

The Hosanna school is in the middle of this heavily Somali area, and has been supported by Link to help complet a classroom building project and running an activity programme in the school.

I found this little dude was running round the school grounds.

Link International also aim to improve the school games facilities as well as run creative activity sessions with the children, and encourage the whole community through a football project.

Every Sunday, the School becomes a church service.  It essentially runs all day and you can dip in & out for as long as your desire.

We had a bit of drama from the kids.

Some serious Africa worship.

Dancing kids

And more worship.

We were planning to revisit this school over the next few days, to teach and play, but this was the night of the world cup final.

The night 3 bombs went off in Kampala.  The main ones, admittedly detonated by Somali Al Qaeda terrorists, went off at a rugby ground showing the game on a big screen literally 5 minutes down the road from the house we were staying at.  It doesn’t bear thinking about, but had England not been so bab we might have been there.  However, the next day we decided it was wisest to get out of the city and head for the Link International campsite in South East Uganda.

So tune in at 9am tomorrow (Saturday) for the Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp project leg!

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Link Up:

Read more about Link International’s Uganda projects on their facebook page here.

Download all the web-ready images from my blog trip here.

If you’d like to donate to their fantastic causes, visit their site here.

Read the Link director Tim Hall’s blog here.