Another week has flown by and everything seems to be travelling at a million miles an hour! Even though there is a certain pace of life here, Agri Evolves time goes at another level.
We have accomplished so much but there is yet still so much more to cover.
I love writing these blogs talking about the different and varying work that has taken place in the week, it’s a good time to reflect and think back on what has been achieved. Although we’ve had a great time introducing the New Year and what a year it’ll be, we’ve spent the vast majority catching up on admin and working on the website. The last place you want to be when in such an amazing country is stuck in the office, unfortunately the staff all know at Agri Evolve HQ we have to put the time into admin. Yes the website is live now, I hope you like it and any feedback you have is valued (email us on email@example.com for feedback, we really appreciate it!)
Enough said about that I’ve got to tell you about the break of the New Year! Ill compare it to a traditional UK way I have previously spent it. To dress up smartly, go to a party at a friend’s house, enjoy a sociable beverage, eat some good food, turn on the TV at 2 minutes to midnight and watch Big Ben strike new year. Well in all truthfulness, Ugandan’s have a very similar way of celebrating, there’s just one slight difference, there’s an argument….
Here we got dressed up smartly, went to a party at Chris’s house (Chris is the man posing in the background of the who we are section) enjoyed a social beverage, ate some good food, sat round the fire in good company then the slight difference and where the argument came in, instead of turning the TV on at 2 minutes to midnight, the argument is as to who’s watch we should go off for time, who has the most accurate time, and therefore just before when you think it’s midnight, you hear the early celebrations in the distance, everyone gets up preparing to count down and then,,, we think its midnight! Everyone celebrates, sings jumps around, speeches and a slightly quirky tradition of jumping on someone in the hope they catch you. Fortunately for anyone who knows me, I refrained from squashing any poor Ugandan’s but did a lot of catching.
A great way to introduce the year and an exciting prospect for Agri Evolve, we discussed our plans and talked about where we would like to be in a years’ time.
Two targets we have set and I will refer back to this blog same time next year is this; to build 1,000 bee hives for our honey project, as well as the completion of our first irrigation system at Nyabirongo.
If we work hard we know we can achieve this target, already the support has been phenomenal.
If you think you can make an impact with Agri Evolve and enable this target to be possible please visit our projects page by clicking here. Or email us firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you for reading, and a happy new year!