Category Archives: Africa

Hand Washing Units: A Needed Addition to Our Playground Equipment List

For the last 10 years, we have been installing playgrounds in primary schools in 10 countries spread around the world.  And we’ve installed a wide variety of equipment. For future installations, we are going to start installing hand washing stations … Continue reading

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Ebola Now Threatens Uganda

Eastern Congo is currently experiencing the 2nd worse Ebola outbreak in history.  Over 1,500 have died.  Fighting the epidemic is being hindered by lawless conditions in the area.  International health workers have been hesitant to work there because of unsafe … Continue reading

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Jane Goodall: One of Time’s 100 Most Influential (2019)

By Leonardo DiCaprio I admired Jane Goodall long before we ever met. I knew of her landmark work with chimpanzees in Gombe. I had read about her, read books written by her, but it was only when I got to … Continue reading

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Ghanaian Trade Beads (Recycled Glass)

Earlier this week (April 2019), I visited a bead fabrication shop in Accra, Ghana.  It was a informative experience. Trade beads have a long history in the West African.  Ghanaian beads, for example, were once a form of national currency … Continue reading

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Installing Playground Equipment in the Accra, Ghana, Area

At the Accra airport, I was met by a friend of a friend, Paul G.  His family was nice enough to offer me board and room during my short stay in Ghana. Paul had selected 3 locations to install playgrounds … Continue reading

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Bidibidi: A New Concept for Refugee Settlement?

By Nina Strochlic (NG, April) Bidibidi, with a quarter million people living in many villages in northwestern Uganda, is the second largest refugee camp in the world, after the Rohingya camp in Bangladesh.  [To create the camp,] a forest was … Continue reading

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Cyclone Hits Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

In 2017, a friend Bret Berger and I spent several days in Gorongosa National Park, in northern Mozambique.  The park is directed by Greg Carr, a high school acquaintance of Bret’s.  Northern Mozambique was recently devastated by murderous cyclone (Stephen … Continue reading

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