Category Archives: Africa

Off-line Websites for Developing Countries

We do volunteer work in developing countries.  Among other things, we install playground equipment adjacent to primary schools sited in remote locations.  Many of these schools have no access to line power or the Internet.  We’ve been looking for technologies … Continue reading

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Playground Equipment for Jewish and Islamic Schools in Mbale, Uganda

During a recent visit to Mbale, Uganda, we visited 2 schools: one Jewish and one Islamic.  We first visited a black Jewish primary school located in the hills above Mbale.  The school, with an enrollment that is approximately 65 percent … Continue reading

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Skateboarding Park near Kampala, Uganda

As my friends and I were nearing Kampala, Uganda, I spotted something unexpected.  A concrete skateboarding park located next to the road we on.  According to my friends, it was only recently completed. Our driver pulled off the road, and … Continue reading

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Our Primate Ancestors and Alcohol Consumption

By Andrew Curry, Writer [1] From our modern point of view, ethanol has one very compelling property:  It makes us feel good.  Ethanol helps release serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins in the brain, chemicals that make us happy and less anxious. … Continue reading

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Circumnavigating Lake Victoria, on Land

Our motor trip around Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, began in Masaka, Uganda. Our vehicle was an old Toyota SUV (the same one we had crashed 2 years before).  From Masaka, we headed south toward the Tanzania border. … Continue reading

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Installing Playground Equipment on Islands in Lake Victoria, Uganda

In January 2017, we visited two islands just off the coast of Entebbe in Lake Victoria.  As part of this visit, we offered to return and install playground equipment.  To get the equipment to the island, we chartered a small … Continue reading

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Installing More Playground Equipment in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda

In Jan 2017, we returned to the community of Kyarumba to install more playground equipment.  This time we installed 2 swing sets and 2 climbing towers in Rwenzori Mountain villages located high above Kyarumba. First, we installed the swing sets. … Continue reading

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