Category Archives: Travel

Installing a Swing Set at Navajo Mountain

A friend (Roe) and I traveled to Navajo Mountain to deliver supplies to help fight the pandemic (baking powder for making fry bread, coffee, hand sanitizer, and boxes) and to begin a playground expansion at the Head Start preschool. On … Continue reading

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Distributing Food at Navajo Mountain Chapter, the Navajo Nation

Last week, I visited the Navajo Mountain Chapter to provide some supplies for distribution:  hand sanitizer, masks, boxes, gloves, and coffee.  The majority of these supplies were provided by Navajo Santa, a Utah-based NGO.  A major food distribution from an … Continue reading

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Ugandan Vanilla Bean Extract, Our Latest Fundraising Project

The last fundraising project of Playgrounds Everywhere (P/E) is vanilla extract.  It is made using Uganda bourbon beans.  Ugandan beans compare favorably with Madagascar vanilla beans.  We sell a 1-oz bottle is $8, and a 4-oz bottle is $30. You … Continue reading

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Assisting Rwenzori Mountain Elders with Food and Other Necessities

The Rwenzori Mountains are located along the Uganda/Congo (DRC) border.  The Congo side is beset by Ebola and lawlessness.  The Uganda side is more stable.  But the recent outbreak of COVID-19 virus has made the food situation for the elderly … Continue reading

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Helping Bridge the Digital Divide in Uganda

Working with the Interethnic Health Alliance (a SLC-based NGO), we have been working with 2 junior schools in Uganda to introduce them to and give them experience with computer and Internet technologies. The first effort was at Queen of Peace … Continue reading

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Working on Small Water Supply and Delivery Projects in Uganda

As an adjunct to our playground projects, we have also assisted with to a limited degree on water projects.  Our principal water initiative to date has been providing hand-washing stations for junior (primary) schools.  They make a great addition to … Continue reading

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Our First Project in the Congo (DRC)

The end of February (2020), we traveled from Kyarumba, Uganda, to the nearby Congo border.  At the request of Global Humanist Charity, we were delivering furniture to a Humanist group that runs a Women’s center just across the border in … Continue reading

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Hiking with My Grandkids (and Their Parents)

Two weekends ago (March 2020), we were in Zion National Park celebrating my mother’s 100 birthday.  (Boy have things changed)  While there, all but one of my grandchildren (the absentee was on a mission in Chuuk, Micronesia; boy have things … Continue reading

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Assisting Makeshift Primary Schools in Uganda

On a recent trip to Rwenzori Mountain region of Uganda, we visited 5 very primitive primary schools.  Three were located in the mountains above Kyarumba, the other 2 off the highway between Fort Portal and Kasese. My Uganda colleague wanted … Continue reading

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Adding to Existing Playgrounds in Uganda

At Queen of Peace Primary School in Mbale we added 2 more swing seats.  For these, we used just one hanger and suspended a wheelbarrel tire using chain.  The children either sit on the tire (by straddling the chain) or … Continue reading

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