So excited all of us were!!
Finally the school opened Monday the 5th of February.
All of the kids in this area, haven't had a school since the crisis in 2016.
During the July crisis of 2016 the villages adjacent to the UNbase Nakituni and African Queens were harassed and attacked, the area was heavily contested over a four day period resulting in the looting of most of their belongings and total destruction of community areas including the local school.
Village elders have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months to rebuild their lives, unfortunately with a dire economic situation, fragile security and scarce employment they have been unable to re-establish their lost school without assistance.
This Monday was a very important day for all!!
All the children and all their parents had dressed up in their nicest clothes. And the first once arrived already one hour before the opening ceremony.
And then it all started; the opening ceremony with all the speeches under a big mango tree. They all sat so patiently.
After one hour they finally could run around and try their new class rooms and play ground.
They were all so excited and told me what they wanted to become when they grew up; one wanted to be an astronaut, one wanted to be a driver, one told me he wanted to be a shop keeper.
And very many of them dreamt about being a teacher.