Due to difficulties to reach the study visit site in the previous day, it was decided to spend this entire fourth day in Wamala.
The group started to explore the site by visiting the main building where one of the kings is still buried. Participants had the honor to meet the King’s widow for a brief exchange.
After this visit, participants met Mr Ssenoga, an expert on colonial heritage and conflict and post-conflict areas. After his presentation, participants were invited to share their feedback on the topic and to ask questions.
Valerie coordinated the following activity, using the method of the “silent discussion” that allowed participants to think about the different roles of each stakeholder in the field of the cultural heritage.
The fourth and last part of this visit was a practical session: divided into three small groups, participants engaged in hands-on activities aimed at planting new trees in the site (digging holes, moving the earth, planting the small trees).
This day was intense as it featured many activities in this main cultural site of Uganda. The Feedback from participants was very positive, and the whole visit was evaluated as very interesting and concrete. Meeting the King’s widow was for many of them a major learning and emotional experience.