An email just arrived from Rev. Ezra with pictures of a KIDA staff party to celebrate the electricity hookup! 
"It's a new world!" said Phedress, KIDA's bookkeeper, who, since she joined KIDA staff in 2008, has been depending on candles and lanterns for 12 hours every night in her apartment.
The celebration included speeches and an unveiling of the staff house security light by Hon. Alex Ruhunda, a member of Uganda's parliament who had lobbied hard for this electricty development. Many from the surrounding community gathered and celebrated along with KIDA's drama group with dancing to express their joy.  
Community members dance to celebrate new electric lights
KIDA drama members don their dance costumes for the big party after the work day