Laurie’s Spotlight

This is my second visit to Uganda, having come last year. With quite a few new faces in the team it was impressive how quickly the painting and decorating team gelled and got stuck in to the first task at the new workshop for Yunusu with enthusiasm and energy despite the hot weather.

Once again the welcome that Ugandaid recieved from all the students and staff at NVI and also in the small villages we visited was close to overwhelming.

This trip provided the opportunity to meet my sponsored student, who is just starting the second year of his motor vehicle maintenance course having passed all his first year exams. He is a fine student.

I was particularly impressed to hear from some of the past students who told us about there own success stories since graduating from NVI, including generation of employment opportunities for future students. For me this has once again been an enthralling and at times an emotional and moving experience.