Two weeks ago I had the class choose a name for their co-operative. During the planning stage of this project, I called it Pallisa Artistans Co-op, called PAC. But once I began working with these wonderful women, I realized that they were strong and capable and they needed a name to reflect who they are, not who I think they should be.
After some lively debate, they settled on Angoro Lu Itegelikina, which is Ateso for Women of Substance. There couldn’t be a more perfect description of this group.
They also selected officers for the group. I told them they needed to elect a President and a Treasurer and I explained the skills each of them needed. I left the room because I didn’t want my face or my body language to influence in any way who they chose for these important jobs.
When I came back, these were the results of their election:
President: Ann Loyce Okurut
Vice-Pres: Irene Agadi
Secretary: Teddy Amongin
Treasurer: Christine Acam
Time Manager: Ann Apadet
Food Manager: Christine Acam
Entertainment: Agnes Asio (#1), Agnes Amulen (#3) (assistant)
Games & Sports: Agnes Abia (#2)
Health: Teddy Guto
Pastors: Florence Amangat, Beatrice Kavunani
Here’s a recent picture of the group, minus Agnes Amulen and Agnes Abia, who went home for the weekend.