Thursday, April 19, 2018
Today was a class day for our Brescia House sisters from South Africa. They attended 4 classes: Journalism, Math, Fitness and Arabic. Each class was a unique experience but all were filled with interactive lessons, specially designed for our guests. The day began with interviews by the Journalism "reporters" who will publish their interviews in an upcoming edition of UA's Bear Facts and ended with a lesson in the traditional Middle Eastern art of henna. It was a lovely day of learning and discovery with our South African sisters!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
We have been having a wonderful time with our sisters from South Africa! This week, our guests have visited a great variety of cultural and educational sites around the DFW metroplex. Just for fun, our guests and their host sisters enjoyed a day at Six Flags over Texas on Saturday. It was a great way to get to know each other and to bond over roller coater screams! Once the school week began, we turned our attention to places of historical significance such as the Bush Presidential Library and the Ft. Worth Stockyards. The students also enjoyed a morning at the Dallas World Aquarium where all agreed that the sloth is a fascinating creature. Below are a few photos from these first festive days!
Friday, April 13, 2018
Today our sisters from Brescia House School in Johannesburg arrived in Dallas! We were so excited for their arrival and it was especially thrilling because today was also "Fun Day" at UA. "Fun Day" is a surprise day of fun activities and treats organized by our student council. The delegation was greeted by our school President, Ms. Kane, and also by Sr. Lois. After a nice welcome lunch, the students went out to enjoy the activities and we also gave them a brief tour of the school. It was such a special day and we are so happy to have our South African sisters with us for the next 12 days - more fun awaits!
Monday, April 9, 2018
We have been home from Uganda for a few days now. Although we have returned to our daily lives in Dallas, we know that we left a piece of our hearts and Uganda with the many marvelous and loving people that we encountered. Here are just a few of those wonderful people who we hope to see again very soon - in Uganda or perhaps in Dallas. Thank you for teaching us so much about Africa and about your beautiful country and, most of all, thank you for sharing your hearts and homes with us - we love you!