Happy Independence Day!
Today was the last full day here in Rukungiri. We started the day off by going to Kosarosa Primary School, which was just a 10 minute drive from Jim’s house. The schedule at the school was very similar from our last visit. First, we played some games with the younger students. Tyler, Chris, Angus, and I played a game of Duck, Duck, Goose with the kids in the 4th grade.
I sat with Monday, my homestay, and his family, and talked about how much fun we had in the past week. When all the guests arrived, the local dancers started to perform and showed us some unique Ugandan dancing. Then, it was the Groton students to perform. We sang Let Justice Roll, a Groton School favorite, and the girls sang Gold Digger by Kanye West. Soon after, the photographer showed up and the homestay families rushed all the Groton students so that they could get some pictures with us. When it came to about 8, it was finally time to eat. There was a lot of American food like guacamole, pasta, sausages, and many more. It was amazing, and a lot of this was done by Margaret, who spent most of the day cooking. The Ugandans seemed to be enjoying the food, even though they were at first skeptical about trying it. After everyone finished eating, it was time to say good-bye to the homestays. Monday’s parents gave me some gifts. They gave me a homemade basket for my mother and traditional Ugandan shirts for my father and me. I was very grateful for the hospitality they had given me during the past week and it was hard for me to say good-bye. I had a wonderful time in Rukungiri, and I’ll never forget the people I met here.