Oct 15, 2007
Oct 26, 2007
After 20 hours of actual flying in five flights, I have arrived. Picked up Ian and Pat at Heathrow and the three of us did the last part of the trip together. Ididn't realize how far it was from England to Dubai! Pat was here last June and has already got much of the logistics worked out. Tomorrow morning, we meet with the Minister of Planing in the morning and the leader of the opposition in the afternoon and then a community leader after that. Much of our challenge is figuring out how to physically distrubute the kit in the settlements. Drove through one sttlement today on the way from the airport to our hotel and saw a neighbourhood of severe poverty and need. Our challenge is that we don't want to create jealousy and angst in the settlements by giving gear away in an unthoughtful way. Friday we drive to the coast and pick up the boxes. We also have a couple of kits of football (soccer) gear that was donated. Should go well with our school kits.