A Reflection of My Life after living in Uganda as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Talent Show

We had a talent show tonight. The girls signed up and practiced all day. The thing about talent shows in Uganda is that talent often means lip-singing and dancing to a song. This is talent. In our case, the talent being showcased also quickly turned into all that girls friends coming on to the stage and dancing alongside the girl. So, essentially a whole camp dance party took place during every act.

There are 5 deaf girls at camp. I have been so impressed with their participation and active involvement throughout every aspect of camp. Tonight for the talent show they did an interpretive dance to show that they can still dance to music even if they cannot hear it - they can feel it. In Uganda, it is customary to give money when you like or appreciate someones dancing. These 5 girls danced and soon into their performance girls started getting up and handing over money to the dancing girls. It was a touching scene of acceptance and appreciation for beauty and talent.

Tomorrow is our last day of camp. I can't believe how fast this week has gone by. It is so encouraging to look out at the girls and see the way they have come together and become friends. They care for one another. They look out for one another. I look at these girls and think that Uganda really does have the potential to grow and become truly great with these girls working together.

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