Category Archives: Circle of Peace School-Uganda

All We Need Is Here

by Abbott Bailey In early May I attended a chanting workshop and learned a new short chant that stuck in my head immediately. The words are very simple: All I (we) need is here. I will often start my time … Continue reading

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Classroom Connections

by Cydy Weldon-Lassiter On Thursday morning, I was granted the privilege of sitting in on 5 of the 9 classes at Circle of Peace School. Each teacher and her students welcomed me into their learning spaces with warm greetings. The … Continue reading

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Indescribable Welcome in Uganda

by Tracey Miles There are no words to describe the welcome we received from Mary Love, her family and the children at the school.   Mary Love’s mother (we call her “Mom”) hugged each one of us and, raising her hands … Continue reading

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Generosity and Joy – Pure and Simple

by Abbott Bailey with Elaine Baur As I write this, Elaine and I are on the flight home from Kampala.  We’ve said our “goodbyes” to the children and the Bbaale family and are now thinking about re-entry into the day … Continue reading

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My Name is Not Mzungu

by Abbott Bailey Mzungu.  White person.  Wherever we go, particularly outside Kampala, the children (and some adults) look at us, point, laugh, and say “Mzungu.”  White person.  Here it is not just a matter of pointing out the obvious.  There … Continue reading

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What difference does a printer make?

One of the tasks assigned to us by Joanita was pricing a printer for the school to purchase.  Most of us are so accustomed to printing whatever we want almost whenever we want for work, school, home, that we take … Continue reading

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Kyaggwe Village

by Abbott Bailey We’ve now been here in Uganda for almost a week, and it’s hard to know where to start.  We are exhausted and energized at the same time, having spent a lot of time talking to the children … Continue reading

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