It's been a busy weekend into Mondays so sorry for the late update- but now, I have tons to share!
On saturday, we went to an albino orphanage in Mugueza (outside of Bukoba) to visit and bring donations. With the help of our driver and the assistant headmaster, we communicated and demonstrated how to apply the sunscreen we brought as well as the importance of wearing long sleeves to prevent sunburn. We are really trying to educate the older kids so they can set an example for the younger ones and are glad to help the kids in any way we can. It was disheartening to see the conditions the kids live in (most sleep 2 to a bed in very run-down dorms) but also welcoming to see the disabled Africans and albinos playing side by side as well. Later this week, we plan on cleaning up the dorms and bringing soccer balls to play with the kids.
Saturday night, we celebrated my 21st birthday with a dance party- lots of fun!
Sunday was a relatively chill day spent at the beach and Monday, we drove out to Ntoma to visit and help out at a baby orphanage. The drive was not an easy one- the roads are so bumpy and it took over an hour each way but it was worth it. We got to hold and play with the babies all afternoon and the general consensus is that they are all so adorable! We really wanted to take them home with us.
Today, a few of us went back to the hospital and observed a bladder cyst removal as well as another c-section- the doctors were very friendly and informative.
all for now!