Uganda AYA Convention Day 2

Day two was jampacked full of programs. We began the day at morning minyan at
the synagogue on Nabagoye Hill.

The days progam began with an HIV/AIDS educational speaker, along with voluntary
HIV testing. This was open for not only the youth, but the entire area. It was
also the first time testing for many, since only 4 of 9 Abayudaya communities
receive testing.

We led another program about leadership today. Rory discussed leadership within
a family with the 13-18 age group. David led a session for the 19-35 age group
on understanding leadership individually and how you can be a leader in
overcoming youth challenges in the community. The participants were providing so
many suggestions for how they can overcome their challenges and had a spirited
debate on different approaches to these challenges.

We continued the program with a doctor who educated the youth on the risks and
dangerous affects of drug and alcohol abuse.

Following this we had sports and games. Rory led some youth in a modified
version of tennis using some game matierials we brought with us. The soccer
match this year was between the two teams named by the sportsmaster Team USY and
Team AYA. David participated on Team USY and ran around on the field pretending
to know how to play soccer as team USY won 2-1.

The day concluded once again with a dance party for the convention attendees,
with Ugandan music blasting from the speakers in the village center.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jack Israel on January 14, 2011 at 4:17 am

    David: You are doing some vital contributions for the health and happiness of the people of the Village and the surounding communities. Need I tell you that you are making us more and more proud to have you as our grandson. Grandma saysthat your daily reports will make it much easier to write a paper when you return. Keep it up.
    We send our love.

    Grandma and Grandpa


  2. Posted by Judy Podolsky on January 14, 2011 at 7:06 am

    David – there are no words to describe what an outstanding human being you are. The old expression – “The apple does not fall far from the tree” is most applicable in your case. Say hi to everyone for us!


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