The strep is better :) Yay! I wrote a whole long story about my trip to the doctor's but I'm not really feeling the whole re-writing it thing.
On campus has been crazy these last few days. Student Guild (Government) elections were today, and everyone here gets sooo into it. There are huge, official campaign posters all over campus, people are rallying and it's just mass chaos. USP students are allowed to vote so everyone's been hounding us. But I refrained. I just didn't feel right voting for people who I have no idea what they stand for, especially when I'll be gone by the time they take office. I just didn't think it was fair when the results won't effect me.
Anywho, all the craziness just really got me thinking about how different politics are here than in the U.S. I came to the conclusion that the reason Ugandans are already riled up about the 2011 Presidential elections, while less than 50% of the American population actually votes is because we know that no matter who gets elected we'll continue on in our comfortable and secure lives. Our life won't change in the least which allows us to be apathetic to who is representing us in our government. In Uganda, who gets elected will ultimately determine whether a family has food on the table, whether they can send their children to school and whether they'll have to worry about their family's safety. Of course people are going to be passionate! I only wish we had this kind of outlook on the politics of our own country.
Anyway...I have a paper I should get back to. But my weekend plans? Tomorrow morning we're leaving to travel to Luwero, a region in eastern Uganda that has suffered the most from the HIV/AIDS endemic. We'll being going there to talk to families and the people running AIDS prevention and treatment centers. In addition, we'll get the opportunity to visit with kids who have been orphanned by AIDS and share silly songs and skits with them. Should make for an incredibly memorable experience.
Keep on prayin'! Love<3