It’s true there really is not any rest for the wicked. Being a student, trying to work full-time hours and have a social life keeps you pretty busy, if not its impossible to fit it all in.
My point being is that I really have not had time to sit down and write a new blog post; until now that is. Firstly, let me tell you that I have so many throwbacks to write about since while in Uganda I only gave you a glimpse of the hard work and amazing adventures we did/had during our stay.
From returning home two months ago now, I jumped straight back into home life, night one had my long overdue Domino’s, the next day showed my face at the family BBQ to then start back at work two days later. I guess it was inevitable since I had not really earned a wage for two months. I thought I had settled back into home life rather well, but to be honest I had not given myself much time to think about re-integrating into society.
Upon my debrief I learned that I had not one hundred per cent re-adapted. I may have been a little tired from the jet lag, slightly snappy and found a lot of things irritating due to knowing how easy we seem to have it in the UK. Once I got my reality check I made a conscious effort to remember that everyone has their own struggles and whines.
Now I want to tell you what I have witnessed since being back. Obviously, I have been keeping up to date with the RCRA and watching their developments since I have left. I do urge everyone to follow RCRA Uganda on social media.
I have to say I could not be prouder to see the RCRA team continuing to do workshops with their partners such as pathfinders to further develop the team’s skills, to improve on community outreach and to continue the amazing work they were already doing.
There have been so many new posts about new initiatives happening, things such as improving the quality of life of young people living with HIV/AIDs, technical and monitoring initiatives as well as Dr Carmel Gallagher’s work for the Grandmother’s programme.
In the words of Jostas Mwebembezi, I am so proud to be a part of and to watch the RCRA “going up into the sky, high into the clouds”. In the terms of you and I… “the skies the limit!”