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Meet the Interns! - Morgan Judge

Our final Summer 2014 intern has arrived! Morgan travelled to Jinja, Uganda just one week ago from Illinois to be our photography intern! She has a true gift and her face lights up when her camera is in her hands. I'm sure you'll be seeing many of her beautiful photos this summer and beyond!   Photo by Lis Steckle Age: 19 Favorite color: Teal Major: Photography & Psychology  Favorite food: Pizza (Gluten free - of course) Most interesting experience so far in Uganda: Pushing a car out of the mud on her first day. She may have ended up in the mud herself.   Photo by Lis Steckle Favorite season: Fall - because sweaters, and bonfires. How she heard about...

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The "Anti-Jigger Movement" - Launch Day

Yesterday was launch day! We gathered at a school in a village just outside of Jinja Town with local leaders, village health teams, and presidential officials.  As we drove onto the school compound, hundreds of children and exciting cheers greeted us. As we got out of the car, little smiles said "You are Welcome" with no need for translation. In true Ugandan fashion, the start time was pushed much farther back than planned - which left more time for play. With a big futbol match and other group games led by our amazing team, jigger removal set up began. As we placed chairs across from each other with basins placed between, the cheerful cries of children filled our ears.  Through...

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"The Anti-Jigger Movement" - A Campaign for #ZEROjiggers

Sole Hope has been given the opportunity to partner with the District of Jinja! The health department of the district is joining us for an Anti-Jigger Movement campaign to combat jiggers in five different villages in the Busoga Region. Jiggers are not often recognized as a problem on the political level, so we are not only excited to be involved in this campaign, but we are glad to see higher levels of government stepping up to address this issue. Photo by Lis Steckle Monday kicked off the campaign with a meeting held for all the local councilors and Jinja District Health members explaining the aim of the campaign and details about how everything would be implemented. The Jinja District Health...

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Meet the Interns! - Haley Jo Little

Today we introduce you to Haley Jo! She is so full of life and loves our Sole Hope Outreach kiddos so well. Our interns have jumped in with both feet and have served with everything in them. We cannot wait to see where the summer takes them. Without further delay, meet Haley Jo!   Photo by Lis Steckle Age: 18 Favorite color: Yellow Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada Favorite food: Macaroni and Cheese Most interesting experience so far in Uganda: Boda Boda [motorcycle taxi] rides   Photo by Lis Steckle Favorite season: Pi Day – because pie. She also loves Thanksgiving – fall is her favorite season and this holiday is the epitome of fall. She loves that it brings her...

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From the Interns - The Beginning of a Journey

Our interns have been here for less than two weeks and they are already blowing us away! Between their work ethic and willingness to participate in whatever's thrown at them, they serve so well. Today we welcome them to the blog as they share about their first week in Jinja. Hannah and Haley, you are welcome! - Lis Steckle, International Coordinator   WOW! We cannot believe that it has almost been two whole weeks since we arrived here in Jinja!  As we have transitioned into life here in Uganda and at Sole Hope, the Lord has pushed and stretched us in many ways.  From simply learning to ride Bodas [motorcycle taxis] into town to holding a small child’s hand as jiggers are...

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