Erica taught the girls to make pita bread in the IGA session as a way to vary their diet and perhaps make money selling snacks to their friends and neighbors. Many of the campers had not tasted pita bread before and were excited to learn a new skill that yielded such delicious results.
After lunch the girls were treated with a visit from the US Ambassador and the Country Director of Peace Corps Uganda. Ambassador DeLisi spoke to the girls about the importance of keeping themselves healthy so they can have the best future possible. He encouraged them to follow the ABC's of HIV prevention which are to Abstain while they are still young, to Be Faithful to one partner when they are old enough to be in a relationship, and to use Condoms to prevent pregnancy and STDs. These pieces of advice are the bread and butter of the HIV prevention message in Uganda and it covers most everybody from young to old. Ambassador DeLisi stayed with us to watch a presentation by TASO (The Aids Support Organisation) that used music and drama to address ideas about remaining abstinent while the girls are still young. Music and drama are widely used in Uganda as they're more traditional methods of communication and interaction.