The recent COVE day trip to Jinja (Eastern Uganda) was the first field trip for some of the COVE students. On Thanksgiving morning the COVE children departed to tour the source of the Nile River. Many of these children have never been out of their villages. They tell us they do not know what their country looks like, and are amused when we tell them how beautiful it really is!
They have now had the opportunity to see it for themselves. This tour is the only full day trip that enables the COVE children to experience a wide range of outdoor educational activities in the natural beauty and serenity of the Ugandan country side. They visited a number of places: Nytil Industries (Manufacturer of clothes), Vitafoam (Manufacturer of mattresses), Owen Falls Dam, and Kasaku Tea Estate. Everyone had fun taking a walk in Mabira Forest and seeing the source of the Nile River. The tour also included a craft market, the National Football Stadium, ice cream (what trip wouldn’t be complete without it!?), the Gadafi mosque, and a statue of Mohatma Gandhi. The tour was educational and has added to their knowledge, amusement, curiosity, and adventure.
Peace and Prayer,