I received word today from Dan and Jared, and thought I'd share some of the latest news. Internet service in many of the areas where they are traveling is sparse, so I'll be posting updates as they become available.
Dan and Jared arrived safely in Uganda on the 28th as planned, and after a very short rest, they met up with our two guides ('fixers') who are working with us in Uganda, Jimmy Otim and Joseph Kaliisa. They spent most of the day on December 29th visiting the shops where the bikes will be purchased and making arrangements. Then, on the 30th, they traveled north to Gulu, near Patango, for some planning. Here's an excerpt from an email I received from Dan today:
"Today, the 31st, we're buying 200 bikes here in Kampala, and heading up to Gulu in Northern Uganda. There, with the help of Joseph and Jimmy, we'll travel to Patango, assemble the bikes, and let the moment of happy unfold. it's been an amazing journey so far, and the kids in Patango eagerly await their bikes! "
The directors of the school and the camp have been excellent partners with us in working through the details, and setting up the project for success. Thanks again to all of those of you who supported the project, you should be proud of the positive change you are helping to make.
Best wishes for a safe and happy New Year, another update will surely follow in the days to come!