I love getting questions about Uganda. Keep them coming! You can either leave comments, or email me directly. Anyway, here are some answers...
Have you seen the food aid that countries provide? While some parts of Uganda do indeed receive food aid, Kamuli does not. I live in an unusually fertile region of Uganda, that receives adequate rainfall as well as hot temperatures. Thus, no need for food aid. The reason that Kamuli is a very poor district is more related to its isolation--it is stuck between two major lakes, with only one major road to connect it to any trading points.
How do you teach classes of 120+ students? With great difficulty. Obviously, the type of teaching that is possible in Canada is not possible here. Teachers in government schools have no supplies, and so teaching is pretty much just through memorization--teachers writes something on the board, students say it back, copy, and memorize.
Is it obvious which children have HIV/AIDS? No...not really by looking at them. Particularily those who are on ARV's. However, in villages where everyone knows one another's business, it's kind of a hard thing to avoid.
What kind of a house do you live in? I don't live in a hut!! Haha...unfortunately. Okay, actually I live in a house that is somewhat western-style. There seems to be a lot of interest in my house, so it will have to be a blog topic for another day!
Are your colleagues Ugandan or western? Every single last person I work with is...Ugandan! There are no other long-term foreigners in Kamuli. Just me!