fills our cup
times of drought
each wet drop
one faithful pump
children fire brigade
While we were there – From this one pump more than 80 children were refreshed, a school fire was quenched, and there were still more drops.
So much demand had been placed on this single pump. On our last day they had to do a major overhaul or lose the water giving pump.
Here’s a poem about the fire the staff and children bravely fought.
families and friends relax
one day to enjoy
waters lap along the edge
one man is angry
drama in Africa
same all over the world
Lake Victoria is named after England’s queen – Victoria. It is the largest tropical lake in the world, it provides a livelihood for people in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It is the source of the Nile (in Jinja); there have been arguments over the years which country owns the Nile.
Pollution and over fishing are present day problems for Lake Victoria.
We are almost at the end of the A to Z Challenge. Many thanks to the people who make this possible each year.
Pop the bubble
passages of time
stop on the Nile
heart memories rewind
not much more can be said about this beautiful place and the people we love!
Thank you to A to Z challenge for giving the opportunity to share about Uganda and the Acholi people.
Like a morning glory
she radiates beauty
a natural gift for language
she wants to be a teacher
singing and dance comes to mind
when I think of her smile
wrap up a gift
filled with her dreams
Talia is a 20 year old young woman who lives full time at the orphanage in Gulu. She is studying to be a teacher ( she takes classes in her free time.) I can’t tell you how many times she took time away from her chores to translate lessons for me. That smile is part of her everyday beauty. If I could pay for her classes to be a teacher, I would in a heartbeat as this young woman is dedicated and intelligent.
couldn’t wait to teach orphans
crafts, dancing and silly smiles
never quite expected
a safari after so many miles
so many exclamations
of beauty in this place
this country called Uganda
can’t keep joy from my face
Thanks to the A to Z challenge for a great month so far. One more week to enjoy. Several of these photos (the lion and elephant) were taken by my friend John Pipes. The un-animal shots are Fort Murchison( a fantastic get-away with excellent food ) and a romantic view of the Nile. Our safari was at Murchison Falls, Uganda.
Refuge – A Safe Place
One day where a pair of feet stand
many feet will be running
where there a few huts there will be many
the spade of hope has pierced this ground
the seed of the future has been planted
songs will be sung, children will be safe
all because of the faith of a few men
I wish I could paint a picture of what this Acholi land will look like one day. I heard the plan and I believe many children’s lives will never be the same because a few men (who understand what is like to be refugees) prayed.
According to PRI more than 2000 South Sudanese are fleeing to Uganda daily. Uganda is one of three countries taking in a massive number of refugees.
From the Nile banks
to the Golden Gate
friends in huts
to the close of day
Today WP Photo challenge prompt “The Earth”