Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas
& wish you a Happy New Year!!

Christmas Cup Final

Just before Christmas, the final game of the cup took place. Of course, the game couldn’t start without a little bit of drama. The Taxi Drivers did not want to start the game until the grand prize cow was paraded down to the field. After all this was sorted out, the game began.

Just 3 minutes into the game, Our Kibaale Community Centre team took the lead. We managed to hold onto the lead for the rest of the game, winning an exciting, end to end game 1-0.

This tournament has been a great way for our centre to reach out to the community.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Christmas Cup

This year our centre has sponsored a soccer tournament. It has been called “The Christmas Cup”. There were 6 local teams including our own team of builders, teachers, maintenance workers, kitchen staff, students and even a mzungu (white guy)! The other teams have come from local villages. There have been some great games with huge crowds. The whole town comes out to watch.

The favourites to win are the taxi drivers of Kibaale. They won the last organized tournament. This coming Friday is the championship game. It will feature the Taxi Drivers VS the Kibaale Community Centre team.

We were even able to buy the biggest, most delicious looking cow as the grand prize. Second place will receive a goat.

The crowd as you walk towards the field

The guys in blue are from Byakajula, a neigbouring village, and KCC is in grey.

This is the semi-final game which we won 2:1 in dramatic fashion.

Grand prize cow!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


One of the biggest projects we do here in Kibaale is the farm project. We have 3 major departments on the farm; cows, chickens and trees. Our farm is approximately 65 acres.

Chickens. We have around 400 chickens and they lay around 220 eggs per day. We use those eggs to feed the children that go to the school. Any left over (which is a lot), gets sold to local shops or even some bigger hotels in nearby cities.

Cows. We have 17 dairy cows. 2 of which are milking right now. Every day they produce around 12 Litres of milk. This milk is also used to feed the children at the school. Another 7 of those cows are due to give birth any day now. We recently lost one of our cows after it was bit by a cobra snake.

Trees. Last year we planted around 14 000 pine trees. This is an excellent source of income, if you have the patience to wait. These will mature in the next 15-20 years and can then be sold for around $400 per tree. Each seedling only cost us about 30 cents! We hope to plant another 10 000 pine trees in the next year.

Elkanah is our Farm manager. He is a former student here and has a Bachelors degree in Vocational Studies of Agriculture.