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Day 13 - Entebbe. The final chapter.

Day 13 – Entebbe. The final chapter.

  Never one to relinquish control of the last word, CWB first time volunteer Mat Danks looks back at Team Uganda’s two-week stay in northern Uganda – the first time the charity has visited this part of the country – as the team prepare to return to the UK….. In just a few days Uganda...
Day 12 - Lira

Day 12 – Lira

Superstar project leader John 'Foxy' Morton brings proceedings in Uganda to a close (almost) with his wrap-up of the two weeks… Most people, Project Leaders over the years excepted, may not be able to appreciate the sentiment, but the last day has seen my greatest relief – I actually managed to get the last two...
Day 12 – Special Blog: Lango College

Day 12 – Special Blog: Lango College

CWB volunteer Mat Danks takes a step to one side to look closely at the group's visit to Lango College earlier today….   Team leader John Morton will be along in just a short while with the ‘proper’ day 12 blog, but just felt compelled to put pen to paper about our morning at Lango...
Day 11 - Lira

Day 11 – Lira

CWB Team Uganda first-time volunteer John 'JB' Brown outlines an eventful day of coaching and games in Lira and, rather neatly in one gorgeous annecdote, summarises why we're all here in the first place.   After the dramas of yesterday morning when we wisely deferred to the local police chief we had decided to return...
Day 10 - Lira: Police, camera, but no action!

Day 10 – Lira: Police, camera, but no action!

  "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we've been waiting for.  We are the change we seek." –  Barrack Obama.   Team Uganda style icon, surprisingly nippy pace bowler and deliverer of high-fives, Nadeem Ahmed, outlines day ten. The day, somewhat spectacularly,...
Day 9 - Arua to Lira

Day 9 – Arua to Lira

  Another day on the road…. CWB Tutor Coach James Savory reports back on the third of Team Uganda’s lengthy road trips, this time a jaunt to the northern Uganda town of Lira, another stop where until recently cricket was unknown….   Today we left Arua for Lira, another 5-6 hour trip on the minibus....
Day 8 - Arua

Day 8 – Arua

  Lee, CWB Media & Comms man with a delayed due to travel issues blog of Day 8 from the Uganda project:   With today being a scheduled rest day it was time for the team to recharge the batteries and sort out the more mundane things in life such as laundry and changing money....
Day 3 - Gulu (The Sir Samuel Baker School)

Day 3 – Gulu (The Sir Samuel Baker School)

CWB first-time volunteer Mat Danks' news radar goes off the scale with a particularly juicy bit of progress from Northern Uganda….. Now, it’s James’ turn on the blog round up tonight and you can read all about the fun and games of today over there. But I stumbled on this little beauty of a story,...
Day 3 - Gulu

Day 3 – Gulu

Head tutor James Savory rounds up a fantastic third day in Gulu…. To quote the lyrics of the introduction to my current favourite comedy show “.. it all started with a big bang!!” 5am to be precise that I was awoken by the most terrific clap of thunder I have ever heard. Coming from Cumbria...