Title: Um Zayd wa Atheer (Uganda)

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Untitled - 21/Jul/2012 15:14 - 3788 days ago
Saying Goodbye to GuluPreparing to let goWe have the power to carry with us what we choose. We can de clutter our lives and leav...
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Untitled - 19/Jul/2012 18:10 - 3790 days ago
Jacob's Story. A childhood of fearPart IIThe LRA rebels were now becoming more ruthless, abducting younger boys and even girls. ...
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Untitled - 19/Jul/2012 18:08 - 3790 days ago
Jacob's Story. A childhood of fearBorn 20thOctober 1983Village LawiyadulSub County BungatiraDistrict GuluCountry UgandaPart IJac...
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Untitled - 29/May/2012 17:32 - 3841 days ago
Bring me Son ShineAtheer and Liz flew home to the UK last Friday and I returned to Gulu. The visit, planned last December, turne...
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Untitled - 04/May/2012 11:49 - 3866 days ago
Katusabe JanepherOne of the joys of being a health volunteer is that you never know what's around the corner. It is just the sam...
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Little Miss Sunshine - 14/Apr/2012 15:24 - 3886 days ago
LittleMiss SunshineI'mlooking at a card on my wall, which reads 'Blessed be the cracked for they letin the light'. Until today I...
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Untitled - 29/Mar/2012 10:09 - 3902 days ago
Limping AlongTables and chairs have featured significantly during myshort stay in Gulu. Both have been absent; simply in the wro...
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Untitled - 08/Mar/2012 11:25 - 3923 days ago
Who's Cid?In Uganda many names are sort of recognisable. Jesca is Jessica, Sylivia is Sylvia and poor Violent is actually Violet...
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Untitled - 21/Feb/2012 12:45 - 3939 days ago
Water WorksI have thinking a lot about water recently. More accurately I should say that it has been the lack of it that has ser...
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Untitled - 04/Feb/2012 13:53 - 3956 days ago
LOOKING FOR THE GULU TABLESeveral kind people have encouragingly said 'You'll soon get your feet under the table when you move t...
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Untitled - 24/Jan/2012 15:44 - 3967 days ago
Dropping in on MiiryaI've been back to Masindi. I felt I had to go before starting my new placement in Gulu. I needed to know ho...
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Untitled - 08/Jan/2012 16:59 - 3983 days ago
The Power of ChristmasPope Benedict's view that Christmas has lost its true message and has become commercialised is hardly new ...
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Untitled - 01/Jan/2012 11:48 - 3990 days ago
Confusing timesI had forgotten about the African clock. The day starts at 6am ie at day break so 7am becomes 1 o'clock, midday 5...
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Untitled - 19/Dec/2011 07:27 - 4003 days ago
Getting ThereThere were sleepless nights but all were unnecessary. It didn't snow, my luggage was not overweight, the Clio groan...
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Untitled - 27/Nov/2011 17:30 - 4025 days ago
Another JourneyThere's chaos in Upton Upon Severn, especially at Waterside. There is restricted crossing over the bridge, the ri...
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Reds versus blues - 06/Aug/2010 17:52 - 4503 days ago
Written 2 weeks agoFRIDAYIt's 8pm on a Friday evening and I am 100% bushed. I have just got back after spending an afternoon at ...
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Ngambeki? - 30/Jul/2010 15:10 - 4510 days ago
This will only be a short blog as there is not much to say. Last Friday whilst at a football tournament in one of the villages (...
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Sarah - 26/Jul/2010 16:22 - 4514 days ago
This email was sent to Atheer recently. Atheer came out to Uganda last October and came with me to visit this wonderful family. ...
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Zahara's wedding day - 18/Jul/2010 08:35 - 4522 days ago
Last Saturday Zahara married Mohammed. The celebration took place at her parents' home in Kigezi. I have known Amina and Nassur ...
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Untitled - 15/Jul/2010 18:32 - 4525 days ago
Returning to MasindiThe journey to Masindi was long and eventful. Ethiopian Airlines offers a basic, no frills service, speciali...
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Untitled - 15/Jul/2010 18:30 - 4525 days ago
HOME THOUGHTS ABOUT ABROADWritten 16th June 2010When my VSO placement came to an end and I returned to the UK on the 19th Decemb...
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Saving the Best Till Last - 15/Dec/2009 14:17 - 4737 days ago
The first weeks, even months, in Uganda were distressing for myself and for those people who cared about me. It would have been ...
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Amina - 21/Nov/2009 18:47 - 4761 days ago
AminaUgandan time keeping is unreliable in the extreme. Agreed times pass unnoticed and people turn up later than late despite p...
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Africa - 19/Nov/2009 12:47 - 4763 days ago
Africa, a continent of bush villages, shimmering heat, disturbing insects and nothing much to do. Africa, a continent of exotic ...
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Roland - 07/Nov/2009 13:34 - 4775 days ago
If you were a 6 year old or a parent in the early 1980s you may remember Roland Rat. He was a television celebrity and a passion...
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The Magic Bag - 29/Oct/2009 15:09 - 4784 days ago
Small back packs are standard issue to volunteers, part of the uniform, unisex, usually non-descript but occasionally unique. Mo...
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Untitled - 19/Oct/2009 18:02 - 4794 days ago
From time to time the question is asked, ' What motivates volunteers to come to countries like Uganda?' Why do they leave their ...
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Untitled - 06/Oct/2009 18:28 - 4807 days ago
A Question of Life or DeathLast Tuesday I was unexpectedly confronted with 2 issues of life and death. Neither situations have ...
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Failing to see 2 - 08/Sep/2009 18:17 - 4835 days ago
Stephen, my co-worker on the Miirya Project, sometimes for all his charm, lacks political correctness. He freely talks about the...
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Failing to see - 19/Aug/2009 19:11 - 4855 days ago
I think will you have gathered by now that I love Miirya and its people. Most visitors to Masindi are unaware of its existence, ...
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A quiet walk to work - 09/Aug/2009 14:31 - 4865 days ago
Once Rose's chickens have asserted themselves on the new day my mornings are slow and undisturbed. No breaksfast TV, no radio or...
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On the move - 03/Aug/2009 14:22 - 4871 days ago
The Miirya Project has become hectic at last. More mosquito nets have been bought and distribution is going well with 2 net sale...
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Untitled - 14/Jul/2009 16:54 - 4891 days ago
Fleur's Journey, another special day.Fleur is a 38-year-old Ugandan nurse, studying for a PhD in America. She is beautiful stron...
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Untitled - 14/Jul/2009 16:52 - 4891 days ago
Miriam's Special ExperienceSpecial experiences and disappointments visit us randomly. The balance can be fine but randomness tea...
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Gearld's story - 17/Jun/2009 18:43 - 4918 days ago
I first met Gerald last summer after he was involved in a road accident and suffered a spinal injury. He lay in Masindi Hospital...
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The Fur and Feathers Public House - 14/Jun/2009 11:11 - 4921 days ago
I have been in my house for 3 weeks now. The move itself was easy with most of the furniture being left by a previous volunteer....
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continuing the story of sarah and justin - 03/Jun/2009 19:39 - 4932 days ago
The weeks are long and amazing. Every day opens up into the chapter of a book with unexpected dramas, highs and lows. The charac...
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Untitled - 12/May/2009 18:06 - 4954 days ago
In the early years of our marriage Farid and I inherited several second hand cars which appreciated gentle handling and occasion...
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Untitled - 09/May/2009 08:34 - 4957 days ago
In and out of AfricaAlthough I have become increasingly fond of individuals and have bonded with situations I still find it diff...
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Twists and turns - 25/Apr/2009 18:28 - 4971 days ago
Living in Masindi is tough, honestly. But as of this moment it's gorgeous. It's 5.45 pm and I'm sat on the lawns outside the Kol...
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All is warm in Masindi - 11/Apr/2009 16:33 - 4985 days ago
My return to Masindi has co-incided with the rainy season after several months of burning heat. Everyone is happy and they are n...
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Untitled - 23/Mar/2009 14:09 - 5004 days ago
Random Acts of KindnessFor many years I had a postcard displayed in my kitchen, which extolled 'Random Acts of Kindness'. I took...
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Untitled - 08/Mar/2009 12:22 - 5019 days ago
Hell's Angels?You may recall that Masindi is not the hub of the Universe in any respect. Its transport network is basic, precari...
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Untitled - 22/Feb/2009 12:32 - 5033 days ago
A winter of contentI am sorry that the blogs have been slow to come. I have been back in the UK for over 8 weeks and it has been...
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Untitled - 14/Jan/2009 11:14 - 5072 days ago
A DisturbanceIncredibly I have now been back in the UK for 4 weeks. It has been a busy time and I have been 'disturbed'. Ugandan...
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Untitled - 31/Dec/2008 12:20 - 5086 days ago
Masindi to Rugby. A Long Way HomeAfter 2 frantic days of packing, storing, returning and giving things away my remaining luggage...
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