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    Rest and relaxation for the Bidi Bidi team

    Day 295

    A Night Off

    Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement is a full ten hour drive from Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. But most of our team in Bidi Bidi is from Kampala, or somewhere else in the country. Sometimes they go back on the weekends, but they’re separated from their friends, their family all too often.

    On top of that, they spend most of their waking hours in the settlement itself, which can be emotionally draining.

    Despite the challenges of being isolated, our team brings out the best in each other. They’re always thinking about how they can better show up for their colleagues, and for the refugees they serve. Always on the job, they make sure all refugees in Bidi Bidi are treated with dignity and respect.

    We wanted to say thanks to this team that often goes unacknowledged…so we asked them what would make them feel special and appreciated. Their answer?

    A party! There aren’t a lot of opportunities to kick back and relax in Bidi Bidi, to forget about worries for a while. So it was no surprise that some carefree time was right up their alley.

    We wanted to throw a party that was as lively and fun as this team! So we hosted a goat roast and a big dance – and everybody boogied the night away.

    Our friends at Atomic Data helped pack thank you bags of hand sanitizer, candy, other fun treats, and cards for the team, an extra touch that went a long way.

    It was a wonderful night filled with music, amazing food, and an abundance of laughter. Thank you, Bidi Bidi team, for being the rock stars you truly are!

    This change made possible by Atomic Data.

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