18 November 2016
Debby's Visit to Potter's Village
This was our third visit to Potters and it felt like we were coming home. This time we were lucky enough to introduce 2 new volunteers, Ruth and Rebecca to Kisoro, and life at Potters Village. We had a lot of fun planning and organising. The packing was like a military exercise. As soon as we arrived it was time to unpack all the donations (8 large hold-alls). It is always wonderful to see how happy all the staff are with the goodies that are brought. We had some amazing donations and are very grateful to all our donors, there were new toys for the babies, lots of clothes, blankets, nappies, bottles. We were able to bring some office supplies as well.
The staff were working hard as Potter’s Village was undergoing an inspection to become registered as a children's home so it was good to get straight down to business and help where we were needed. They were very successful in the inspection which was just reward for all their hard work.
Since our last visit to, the Nutrition Unit had opened and what a success! The ward was full and many positive stories were told to us.
We had taken gifts for the staff, and also had some donations from back home which allowed us to buy material for the ladies and shirts for the men, along with chocolate bars and toiletries. We had a very special lunch with goat stew for the staff. The staff were so happy with all their gifts that they danced for us as a thank you. It was amazing.
Baby cuddling and nursery rhyme singing were how we spent most of our days. I was lucky enough to take some of the visitors on tours around Potter’s Village. This allowed me to wax lyrical about my time in Kisoro and my love for this fantastic charity.
We also got chance to visit some local schools to see the educational opportunities offered in the local area.
All too soon our time came to an end. It is always sad to leave the staff and in particular Mike and Sue who looked after us so well during our visit.