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|Written by Jerry Dugdale|
Another great day and yet another milestone for the school. And a very important day as well.
1 ½ cows were slaughtered (how do you slaughter ½ a cow?) and piles and piles of food were started to be cooked 24hrs beforehand for 700 people. Fingers crossed as to whether they would turn up!
Typically at 10am on Sunday, when the ceremony was due to start, no-one was there and the hall was still being set out.
However, in usual Ugandan fashion, people started to drift in and soon it turned into a flood. It was great to see the hall jam packed with around 600 inside. This then swelled to around 1000 in the afternoon with the hall jam packed both inside and out with many faces crowding the windows during the many student presentations. And as for the food - it was superb. All in all it was fantastic,very loud and incredibly interesting.
And that was my personal feeling as well - what a privilege to be a part of making it all happen.
As for the formal event itself - the many speeches were as expected, some brilliant and to time, others long and not so brilliant...zzzzzzzz. All the student presentations were fascinating and some very exciting - especially the ones representing the various different tribes of the country - for a taster of an Acholi region presentation click on here for the youtube link. What a journey it has been up to this point - still more to finish off - but then what will be next?
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:48|
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