September 6, 2017

Reflections from Masaka

?????I?t????s? ?g?o?o?d? ?t?o? ?t?a?k?e? ?r?i?s?k?s?,???? ?s?h?e? ?s?a?i?d?,? ?h?e?a?d? ?c?o?c?k?e?d? ?t?o? ?o?n?e? ?s?i?d?e? ?w?i?t?h? ?a? ?t?w?i?n?k?l?e? ?i?n? ?h?e?r? ?e?y?e?.? ? ?W?e? ?w?e?r?e? ?d?e?e?p? ?i?n? ?t?h?e? ?h?e?a?r?t? ?o?f? ?r?u?r?a?l? ?M?a?s?a?k?a?,? ?a? ?U?g?a?n?d?a?n? ?d?i?s?t?r?i?c?t? ?r?e?n?o?w?n?e?d? ?f?o?r? ?i?t?s? ?l?u?s?h? ?v?i?l?l?a?g?e?s?,? ?p?a?v?e?d? ?h?i?g?h?w?a?y?,? ?p?r?o?x?i?m?i?t?y? ?t?o? ?a? ?k?n?o?w?n? ?c?a?n?n?i?b?a?l? ?t?r?i?b?e?,? ?a?n?d? ?d?e?l?i?c?i?o?u?s? ?p?o?r?k?.? ? ?T?h?i?s? ?i?n?t?e?r?v?i?e?w? ?w?a?s? ?t?h?e? ?t?h?i?r?d? ?i?n? ?o?u?r? ?f?i?r?s?t? ?f?u?l?l? ?d?a?y? ?o?f? ?f?i?e?l?d? ?r?e?s?e?a?r?c?h? ?o?n? ?v?u?l?n?e?r?a?b?l?e? ?c?o?m?m?u?n?i?t?i?e?s???? ?k?n?o?w?l?e?d?g?e?,? ?a?t?t?i?t?u?d?e?s?,? ?a?n?d? ?p?r?a?c?t?i?c?e?s? ?r?e?g?a?r?d?i?n?g? ?h?u?m?a?n? ?t?r?a?f?f?i?c?k?i?n?g?.? ? ?W?e? ?h?a?d? ?f?o?u?n?d? ?t?h?e? ?r?e?s?p?o?n?d?e?n?t????a?n? ?e?i?g?h?t?e?e?n?-?y?e?a?r?-?o?l?d? ?g?i?r?l????f?o?l?d?i?n?g? ?l?a?u?n?d?r?y? ?i?n? ?f?r?o?n?t? ?o?f? ?h?e?r? ?p?a?r?e?n?t????s? ?c?e?m?e?n?t? ?b?l?o?c?k? ?h?o?m?e?.? ? ?S?h?e? ?h?a?d? ?a?n? ?i?n?f?a?n?t? ?s?o?n?,? ?w?e? ?l?e?a?r?n?e?d?,? ?b?u?t? ?n?o? ?h?u?s?b?a?n?d? ?o?r? ?l?i?v?e?-?i?n? ?b?o?y?f?r?i?e?n?d?.? ? ?S?h?e? ?l?o?o?k?e?d? ?s?o? ?y?o?u?n?g? ?i?n? ?h?e?r? ?b?r?i?g?h?t? ?f?l?o?r?a?l? ?s?h?i?r?t? ?a?n?d? ?f?a?d?e?d? ?c?a?p?r?i?s? ?s?t?r?e?t?c?h? ?p?a?n?t?s?.? ? ?Y?o?u?n?g? ?a?n?d? ?f?u?l?l? ?o?f? ?l?i?f?e?.?? ??M?y? ?f?o?u?r? ?w?e?e?k?s? ?i?n? ?U?g?a?n?d?a? ?w?e?r?e? ?f?i?l?l?e?d? ?w?i?t?h? ?s?i?m?i?l?a?r? ?c?o?n?v?e?r?s?a?t?i?o?n?s?.? ? ?I? ?w?a?s? ?t?h?e?r?e? ?w?i?t?h? ?W?i?l?l?o?w? ?I?n?t?e?r?n?a?t?i?o?n?a?l?,? ?a? ?U?g?a?n?d?a?n? ?n?o?n?p?r?o?f?i?t? ?d?e?d?i?c?a?t?e?d? ?t?o? ?t?h?e? ?f?i?g?h?t? ?a?g?a?i?n?s?t? ?h?u?m?a?n? ?t?r?a?f?f?i?c?k?i?n?g?.? ? ?T?o? ?c?o?m?p?l?e?m?e?n?t? ?t?h?e?i?r? ?a?l?r?e?a?d?y?-?e?x?i?s?t?i?n?g? ?s?a?f?e? ?h?o?u?s?e?s? ?a?n?d? ?c?a?s?e? ?m?a?n?a?g?e?m?e?n?t? ?s?e?r?v?i?c?e?s? ?f?o?r? ?t?r?a?f?f?i?c?k?i?n?g? ?s?u?r?v?i?v?o?r?s?,? ?W?i?l?l?o?w? ?h?a?s? ?d?e?d?i?c?a?t?e?d? ?p?r?o?g?r?a?m?s? ?t?o? ?t?r?a?f?f?i?c?k?i?n?g? ?p?r?e?v?e?n?t?i?o?n? ?a?n?d? ?e?d?u?c?a?t?i?o?n?.? ? ?I? ?w?a?s? ?r?e?c?r?u?i?t?e?d? ?t?o? ?h?e?l?p? ?d?e?s?i?g?n? ?a? ?f?i?e?l?d? ?s?t?u?d?y? ?t?h?a?t? ?w?o?u?l?d? ?f?o?r?m? ?t?h?e? ?b?a?s?e?l?i?n?e? ?f?o?r? ?c?o?m?m?u?n?i?t?y? ?e?d?u?c?a?t?i?o?n? ?e?f?f?o?r?t?s?,? ?p?r?o?b?i?n?g? ?c?o?m?m?u?n?i?t?i?e?s???? ?c?u?r?r?e?n?t? ?k?n?o?w?l?e?d?g?e? ?a?n?d? ?a?w?a?r?e?n?e?s?s? ?s?o? ?t?h?a?t? ?W?i?l?l?o?w? ?c?a?n? ?c?r?a?f?t? ?a? ?p?r?o?g?r?a?m? ?t?a?i?l?o?r?e?d? ?t?o? ?t?h?e?i?r? ?n?e?e?d?s?.? ? ?D?u?r?i?n?g? ?t?h?e? ?c?o?u?r?s?e? ?o?f? ?f?o?u?r? ?w?e?e?k?s?,? ?o?u?r? ?t?e?a?m? ?s?u?r?v?e?y?e?d? ?o?v?e?r? ?3?1?0? ?h?o?u?s?e?h?o?l?d?s?,? ?h?e?l?d? ?n?u?m?e?r?o?u?s? ?f?o?c?u?s? ?g?r?o?u?p?s?,? ?a?n?d? ?i?n?t?e?r?v?i?e?w?e?d? ?d?o?z?e?n?s? ?o?f? ?l?o?c?a?l? ?l?e?a?d?e?r?s?.? ? ?W?e? ?l?i?t?e?r?a?l?l?y? ?d?r?o?v?e? ?a?c?r?o?s?s? ?t?h?e? ?c?o?u?n?t?r?y?,? ?f?r?o?m? ?r?u?r?a?l? ?v?i?l?l?a?g?e?s? ?t?o? ?b?o?r?d?e?r? ?t?o?w?n?s? ?t?o? ?K?a?m?p?a?l?a? ?s?l?u?m?s?.? ? ?A?n?y? ?o?n?e? ?o?f? ?o?u?r? ?d?e?s?t?i?n?a?t?i?o?n?s? ?c?o?u?l?d? ?h?a?v?e? ?b?e?e?n? ?a? ?N?a?t?i?o?n?a?l? ?G?e?o?g?r?a?p?h?i?c? ?c?o?v?e?r?.? ? ?U?g?a?n?d?a? ?i?s? ?t?r?u?l?y? ?b?e?a?u?t?i?f?u?l?.?? ??B?u?t? ?a?m?i?d?s?t? ?t?h?e? ?b?e?a?u?t?y? ?w?a?s? ?a? ?s?o?b?e?r?i?n?g? ?r?e?a?l?i?t?y?:? ?t?h?e?r?e? ?a?r?e? ?s?i?m?p?l?y? ?n?o?t? ?e?n?o?u?g?h? ?j?o?b?s? ?t?o? ?g?o? ?a?r?o?u?n?d?.? ? ?F?a?c?i?n?g? ?e?x?t?r?e?m?e? ?p?o?v?e?r?t?y? ?a?n?d? ?a? ?s?h?o?r?t?a?g?e? ?o?f? ?l?o?c?a?l? ?o?p?p?o?r?t?u?n?i?t?y?,? ?o?u?r? ?r?e?s?p?o?n?d?e?n?t?s? ?r?e?p?e?a?t?e?d?l?y? ?l?o?o?k?e?d? ?t?o? ?o?u?t?s?i?d?e? ?d?i?s?t?r?i?c?t?s? ?a?n?d? ?c?o?u?n?t?r?i?e?s? ?a?s? ?t?h?e?i?r? ?b?e?s?t? ?c?h?a?n?c?e? ?o?f? ?a?d?v?a?n?c?e?m?e?n?t?.? ? ?C?o?m?p?o?u?n?d?e?d? ?b?y? ?t?h?e? ?m?y?r?i?a?d? ?o?f? ?m?i?s?c?o?n?c?e?p?t?i?o?n?s? ?a?b?o?u?t? ?h?u?m?a?n? ?t?r?a?f?f?i?c?k?i?n?g? ?t?h?a?t? ?e?m?e?r?g?e?d? ?i?n? ?o?u?r? ?d?a?t?a?,? ?t?h?e?i?r? ?c?i?r?c?u?m?s?t?a?n?c?e?s? ?m?a?k?e? ?t?h?e?m? ?p?r?i?m?e? ?t?a?r?g?e?t?s? ?f?o?r? ?e?x?p?l?o?i?t?a?t?i?o?n?.? ? ?A?n?d? ?w?h?i?l?e? ?m?a?n?y? ?s?e?e?m?e?d? ?t?o? ?r?e?c?o?g?n?i?z?e? ?t?h?e?i?r? ?v?u?l?n?e?r?a?b?i?l?i?t?y?,? ?i?n?s?i?s?t?i?n?g? ?t?h?a?t? ?t?h?e?y? ?d?o? ?n?o?t? ?t?r?u?s?t? ?a?n?y?o?n?e? ?a?n?d? ?t?h?a?t? ?t?h?e?y? ?w?o?u?l?d? ?n?e?v?e?r? ?l?e?a?v?e? ?t?h?e?i?r? ?h?o?m?e? ?d?i?s?t?r?i?c?t?s?,? ?o?t?h?e?r?s? ?s?e?e?m?e?d? ?e?a?g?e?r? ?f?o?r? ?u?s? ?(?p?e?r?f?e?c?t? ?s?t?r?a?n?g?e?r?s?)? ?t?o? ?o?f?f?e?r? ?t?h?e?m? ?a? ?j?o?b?.? ? ?L?o?o?k?i?n?g? ?a?t? ?t?h?e?i?r? ?c?i?r?c?u?m?s?t?a?n?c?e?s?,? ?I? ?c?o?u?l?d? ?n?o?t? ?b?l?a?m?e? ?t?h?e?m?.? ? ?I?g?n?o?r?a?n?c?e? ?i?s? ?n?o?t? ?t?h?e? ?s?o?l?e? ?o?r? ?p?r?i?m?a?r?y? ?c?a?u?s?e? ?o?f? ?h?u?m?a?n? ?t?r?a?f?f?i?c?k?i?n?g? ?i?n? ?U?g?a?n?d?a?.? ? ?A?m?i?d?s?t? ?r?e?l?e?n?t?l?e?s?s? ?p?o?v?e?r?t?y? ?a?n?d? ?u?n?e?m?p?l?o?y?m?e?n?t?,? ?s?a?f?e?t?y? ?b?e?c?o?m?e?s? ?a? ?l?u?x?u?r?y? ?t?h?a?t? ?n?o?t? ?e?v?e?r?y?o?n?e? ?c?a?n?n?o?t? ?a?f?f?o?r?d?.?? ??A?s? ?w?e? ?n?e?a?r?e?d? ?t?h?e? ?e?n?d? ?o?f? ?o?u?r? ?t?h?i?r?d? ?i?n?t?e?r?v?i?e?w?,? ?t?h?e? ?r?e?s?p?o?n?d?e?n?t? ?n?u?r?s?e?d? ?h?e?r? ?c?h?i?l?d? ?a?n?d? ?t?o?l?d? ?u?s? ?a?b?o?u?t? ?h?e?r? ?f?r?i?e?n?d?s? ?w?h?o? ?a?c?c?e?p?t?e?d? ?j?o?b?s? ?i?n? ?o?t?h?e?r? ?d?i?s?t?r?i?c?t?s? ?o?n?l?y? ?t?o? ?f?i?n?d? ?t?h?e?m?s?e?l?v?e?s? ?m?i?s?t?r?e?a?t?e?d?.? ? ?T?o?d?a?y?,? ?s?h?e? ?r?e?f?u?s?e?s? ?t?o? ?w?o?r?k? ?o?u?t?s?i?d?e? ?M?a?s?a?k?a?:? ?s?h?e? ?w?a?n?t?s? ?t?o? ?s?t?a?y? ?c?l?o?s?e? ?e?n?o?u?g?h? ?t?h?a?t? ?s?h?e? ?c?a?n? ?w?a?l?k? ?b?a?c?k? ?h?o?m?e? ?i?f? ?t?h?i?n?g?s? ?g?o? ?w?r?o?n?g?.? ? ?A?s? ?w?e? ?t?h?a?n?k?e?d? ?h?e?r? ?a?n?d? ?t?u?r?n?e?d? ?t?o? ?l?e?a?v?e?,? ?I? ?w?o?n?d?e?r?e?d? ?i?f? ?a? ?g?i?r?l? ?s?o? ?f?u?l?l? ?o?f? ?s?p?u?n?k? ?w?o?u?l?d? ?r?e?a?l?l?y? ?s?t?a?y? ?h?o?m?e?b?o?u?n?d? ?f?o?r?e?v?e?r?.? ? ?A?l?l? ?I? ?c?o?u?l?d? ?d?o? ?w?a?s? ?p?r?a?y? ?t?h?a?t? ?i?f? ?s?h?e? ?d?e?c?i?d?e?s? ?t?o? ?r?i?s?k?,? ?h?e?r? ?r?i?s?k? ?w?i?l?l? ?b?e? ?a? ?g?o?o?d? ?o?n?e?.?? ??-?A?n?n?i?k?a? ?M?i?z?e?l?? 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