As has happened so many times in Uganda in the past the journey here took longer than anticipated, which was caused by a variety of factors.
Patience is a virtue, but, for a go getter who wants to keep appointments and promises, accepting that others don't see life, or time, in the same way can be a difficult one.
The journey was a long one and African roads at night are not a picnic, so, almost fortuitously, I developed a very crampy stomach and became afraid that I was going to badly disgrace myself so we broke the journey at a remote town called Kiboga.
The hotel didn't have Internet and neither does the one we have booked into for tonight.
We went to visit the school and orphanage and were shown round by a Bishop who, although he believes in a particular faith, has a real awareness of the need to help people regardless of their beliefs.
This set up was transparent and has records of how all money received is spent. He has been working with this community for 9 years and his staff were open with us and prepared to listen. He wasn't sitting with them to make sure they were saying the right things.
I have not been sent the photos of our visit from today but we met a number of older children who board at the school and they are catered for at the school and have half bursaries so that the poorer families or orphans can be supported.
Despite it being a Sunday, and the long school holiday is 2 weeks away from ending, the headmaster and 3 teachers were waiting to meet us the school in school, with a very sweet lady who is the matron for the boarding facility.
Some photos of the extremely poor provision will be posted tomorrow I hope.
There are 9 teachers at the school, and 5 of them will come in tomorrow to talk with me.
I will be doing a drawing session with about 20 children tomorrow.
I have some video clips to upload when I have them forwarded to me.
You are receiving this because I have purchased a Ugandan sim card and put sufficient data on it to turn one of my old phones into a hot spot and use to connect this phone to the net when needed for the duration of our stay.
Hoima seems to be a town with a massive social divide. It is an oil town and there are some very wealthy people as well as some who are an unseen and needy group.
It strikes me that the need for empowerment of people in these areas to support their own people is immense.
I hope that we may be able to take some video of the children saying something about their school, and lives, tomorrow and perhaps find a UK primary school to send some footage about their school to this school and, even, perhaps share occasional clips thereafter. I think both this school and children in the UK would benefit from learning how different conditions are, and perhaps this could lead to some further mutual understanding and perhaps, even support, but we will see.
As I pointed out last time we came, we can't take on every project and want to restrict our scope to a few projects.
Please share your thoughts about ways in which to support or with the ultimate purpose of helping to empower people to develop skills and enable their communities to be more self sufficient and develop as sustainable communities