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Class Excursion in Gulu

Here are a few pictures we took on one our class excursions to see the famous Samuel Baker Fort with some of the older classes. Samuel Baker fought against slavery and this fort had previously been used by Arabs to hold and even kill slaves.

In these pictures you see the kids and their teacher Douglas in Samuel Baker’s house. The bedroom is behind. The original house was made of stacked stones, on a high rock formation that gives a safe view of all the surrounding area.

In another picture you see our guide demonstrating how ‘disobedient’ slaves were killed (you can still see the axe marks) and their bodies were then rolled down to the many many lions that were at the bottom of the rock outpost.

The picture of our Primary Seven students standing under a large rock is the outside of what used to be the holding cell for women prisoners. It goes deep in under the rocks and the women were sadly kept there. Almost none dared escape because of the large numbers of lions and hyena surrounding the place.

It’s so interesting seeing the natural rock structures. It certainly made us thankful and happy that those horrible days of history have passed.