After landing in Entebbe and waiting for their lost luggage bag (which unfortunately did not arrive), Franklin and the Advisian team drove to Gulu – getting to see baboons and waterfalls along the way. After arriving in Gulu, they were able to start prepping for their work in the field.
It’s our first day in Gulu and we had a few things to do before the real work began. Some of us went to the market to buy supplies – bleach, drinking water, wells parts, etc. A couple people went to Gulu University to pick up some water testing equipment. I was on the crew that went out to our first few sites to scout – to talk to the people living there, check out the water situation, and take some photos.
This is the typical example of the sort of spring villages were getting water from. Within walking distance (~500m), some locations had no wells, others just had a broken well. So dirty, unprotected springs like this are the best option if they don’t have close access to a well or if its broken.
We also took some drone imagery which everyone, especially the kids, got a kick out of. Read Journal #2