Every September for 6 or 7 years now, Kampala’s National Theatre comes alive with art, drama, dance, and music (more so than usual). At Bayimba International Festival of the Arts, you can shop for locally made clothing and crafts, and have fun with the kids during the day. The evenings become quite lively, with tonnes… Read More Bayimba International Festival of the Arts, Kampala Uganda
2016 has been great as far as volunteers go. We’ve had absolutely no duds (Yay!!) Rather, we’ve hosted 18 men and women from around the world who were enthusiastic free hands in their respective communities. The small funding they brought also helped to keep local staff paid and created a few locally-led income generating projects.… Read More Cultural exchange success
It’s that time again. Time to re-new my work permit, so I can stay in Uganda. Every 3 years I have to do this. It’s not a big deal, it only takes about a million trips back and forth between Immigration and my home, in Mukono. The procedures stay more or less the same. The… Read More A chance meeting … feelin’ groovy.
Hey folks! Today’s post is an update on our Christmas fundraiser, The Kijani Christmas Gift Drive, which I wrote about in November here. Please give it a read for background. I’m happy to announce the fundraiser netted 30 high quality re-usable diapers, donated to The Real Uganda, to be given out to women we work… Read More Dignity and diapers
I’m from Canada. I grew up there, lived there, and thrived there – til I got bored and ran away at the age of 31. I achieved the middle class dream: university education, home and car ownership, great credit, annual world travel, marriage, career, retirement savings. It’s safe to say I am thoroughly Canadian. However,… Read More Doin’ It Like A Ugandan
This past weekend, Uganda was host to Pope Francis – the people’s Pope. Since I’m not the religious type, the fun in this event was how Uganda, East Africa and world reacted to it. … Read More Some thoughts on the Pope In Uganda