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Little Stuffed Animals, DVDs, Books, Dolls, Holographic Stickers, Frog Puppets, Slide Whistles, Soccer Balls, Pop Rocks, Pixie Stix, Glow-in-the-Dark Ceiling Stars, Incredible Hulk & Spiderman ToothBrushes. Dollar Store, Galore!
Taken: Apr 28, 2012
Prisms, Scarves, “Got Hope” Shirts, Music, Too. We Went Bonkers. Terrifically Fun. So Much So That Before We Left, We Began Wondering Whether the Planning & Gift-Buying Stage Maybe Was Going To Be The Best Part of Our Trip.
After Writing One Another For Years, Florence And I Finally Get To Meet. Kampala, Uganda. April, 2012
Taken: May 3, 2012
So, When Visiting The PreSchool At Mirembe Community College On Our First Full Day In Africa, We Came Across Faces Like These, How Could We NOT Know That It Was Going To Be Just An Absolutely Beautiful Trip?!?
Joy in the HairDressing Dept. at Mirembe Community College in Kampala
Linda Having Great Fun At One of Florence's Schools
Ain't No Such Thing As Too Many Pictures of Good Friends and Beyond Beautiful Little Kids
Taken: May 1, 2012
Florence, Her Granddaughter, Little Sweet Shy Serious Amber, and Amber's New Doll From America
Florence Kaluuba and Talented Fashion Designer Daughter, Esther
Florence's Enchanting Son, Enock, Posing Happily With His New Soccer Ball
Florence, Very Much In Her Element, With Kids At Mirembe Infant School. It’s A School She Started Years Ago After Scraping Together Pennies/Shillings Each Month. It Now Serves As A Demonstration/Feeder School For MCC PreSchool Teacher Grads.
Kids At Florence's Mirembe Infant School Perform An African Dance For Us. Just Precious!
More Kids At Florence's Mirembe Infant School. Check Out, Especially, The Adorable Little Girl and the Happy-Faced Chairs In Back.
Soft & Shy, But Knowing, Like Any Good Teacher, You’ve Got To Put Yourself “Out There,” Delighting Her Staff, Students & Little Kid Neighbors Hangin’ On The Fence In The Background, Florence Gamely Got Up & Danced.
They Start 'Em Young in MCC's Catering Department. In Fact, It Was Florence’s Allowing These Young Mostly Unwed Mothers To Bring Their Babies To School That Enabled These Young Women To Stay and To Thrive There In The First Place.
And Here Is One of MCC’s Young Seamstresses (Or, Maybe A Budding Young Tailor)-To-Be.
More MCC Seamstresses, But These, A Little Older. Those “Donated By KivaFriends” Tables And Desks Were Everywhere At MCC, Both Inside and Outside. It Was Quite Fun To See Them, and To See Them Being So Very Well Used.
MCC Preschool Teacher Graduate, Betty, Testifying How, Before KivaFriends Partnered Up With Florence, She’d Had No Hope. Now, She Says, She Feels Strong and Knows She Can Be Anything She Chooses To Be.
Betty’s in YouTube Video, Doreen & Betty. Thought of Great Song, “Saved,” After Hearing Her Testify. prostopleer.com/tracks/47047365zSG Florence Said She Would/ Should’ve Gone to University But For a Lack of Fees.
Taken: Apr 30, 2012
Another MCC Preschool Teacher Graduate, This One With Her Own School Which We Got To Visit. If My Memory Is Right, Florence Told Us That This Former Student of Hers Became Pregnant When She Was 14, And I Believe Now Has 6 Kids Of Her Own.
Doing Some Wash At Mirembe Community College. Feels Like They Do Just About EVERYTHING There. It's Quite A Place!
Dan, Florence's Driver, Said I Was The First American He’d Ever Met. Said I Was Nothing Like What He’d Expected From All That He’d Read About Americans. Asked Me If He Could Be My African Son. Of Course I Said, "Yes!"
Florence & Me On Some Land She'd Been Able To Buy, Quite A Bit Out Of Town. She Said That She Hopes, Maybe One Day, To Build A School On It and To Grow An Income-Producing Sustainable Garden There.
One of KivaFriends’ Favorite Ugandans. Here, When She Was A Mere Wisp Of A “Girl Guide.” (Like Our Girl Scouts).
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