Changes in Ugandan Mountain Community of Kyarumba

The small community of Kyarumba, Uganda, is located in the southern end of Rwenzori Mountains (aka Mountains of the Moon).  It straddles a wild river that is prone to flooding.  The community recently got electricity.

Crossing the River that Divides Kyarumba

Crossing the River that Divides Kyarumba

In January 2015, I met up with Hank Pellissier and we spent half a day in Kyarumba, getting to know the needs of the villagers.  Hank provided assistance to a community woodworking-training center and to a science center funded by the Mormon Transhumanist Association and the Christian Transhumanist Association.  My friends and I constructed a 4-seat swing set (with financial assistance from Hank) at the local primary school.

Primary School Children Assembling Under the Swing Set Recently Constructed

Primary School Children Assembling Under the Swing Set Recently Constructed

Yesterday (June 2015), I returned to Kyarumba.  We provided some power tools to the woodworking shop, were entertained by the students at the primary school (where the swing was constructed), and provided educational games (a gift from Hank) to the science center.  The center is well maintained and well used by the local students.

Children in Front of the MTA/CTA Scienc Center

Children in Front of the MTA/CTA Scienc Center

The entertainment provided by the primary school children was great fun.  They sang and danced.  They had personized some of the songs.  During the ceremony, our contact in Kyarumba indicated that the swing set had encouraged children to attend and stay in school.

Even though we were able to spend only 2 hours in Kyarumba, it was a great visit.  We hope to continue our support for this small isolated village.

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