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    Day 224

    T.V. Time

    We’re back in Uganda today on Day 224, with another idea about making change for our staff and helping them take better care of themselves and each other.

    Some of our Uganda teams work in very remote locations, like our team that works in Bidi Bidi settlement up on the northern border with South Sudan. There aren’t many amenities, and often the journey for them to go back to see their families is so many hours they only make it some weekends.

    Their weeks and their weekends blend together, and it can get pretty stressful.

    “I’ve wanted to make sure that each of our teams has a television,” said Mahmud Gaznabi, ARC’s Uganda Country Director. “They’re far from their families and it’s a good thing for them to relax and not think about their work.”

    So, on Day 224, we purchased TVs and DSTV dishes for the teams in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement and in Nakivale settlement.

    The announcement was met with deafening jubilation and clapping from staff. They expressed happiness that at last they are receiving a TV they had been requesting. And that they were looking forward to being able to follow current events and watch their favorite futbol teams.

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