Photo comp: Abigail Muchazyi, Zambia
Abigail Muchazyi
Award Level:
Favourite memory of the Award:
My favorite memory happened in 2021, February when the vehicle that was carrying camping tents and containers of water got stuck in heavy mud and could not get to the farm where the campers where. It was 3 Km away from the camping area and the boys had to go and collect the tents. Barely an hour after they left, it started raining cats and dogs and before we knew it, it was total darkness that one could hardly identify a path. It took more than 3 hours for the boys to return. They returned in pairs, groups of four and individually carrying heavy family camping tents in total darkness in the rain. They got lost, fell in mud paddles. The girls could not help but shed tears, searched for the 'lost boys', prepared tea for them and helped with deep heat massaging and consoling the young men. I watched in awe at the sight of the sympathy and empathy displayed by the girls and the way they worked as a team through out the night and the following day was simply amazing.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a challenge as it slowed down the progress of the Award for Kabitaka School despite measures that were put across to help participants move forward. Most participants seemed to have lost the drive.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I am in between jobs, so I look forward to continuing my activities as a leader.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
This was the group's second Adventurous Journey practice. The night before this day was very stressful for the entire team due to the heavy rains, red ants and body pains for most boys. The following morning, most boys that had cried all night due to pains from carrying camping bags helped out in preparing breakfast and most importantly they woke up with smiles and vigor
Award Role:
Award Leader