Category Archives: Travel

African Students Enjoying Inflatables

SeeeMe, a Utah-based humanitarian organization, supports an elementary school (Queen of Peace) in Mbale, Uganda.  As part the school’s end-of-year activities, we rented inflatables for the students to enjoy.

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Charity: How Important Are Motives?

In a recent post on wheatandtares.org, Stephen R. Marsh is very critical of charity that is used as a form of holiday entertainment: At the same time, there are people with great needs as winter approaches, weather becomes harsh and … Continue reading

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Grouping Climbing Devices on a Playground (Think Jungle)

While watching the children enjoying a playground in Uganda, I noticed that the students were crossing from one climbing device to another.  The school’s headmistress said that was an activity they enjoyed. On a recent trip to pick up my … Continue reading

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Traveling with 3 of My Granddaughters

In July and August of this year (2019), I traveled around the world.  On the first half of trip I traveled with 3 granddaughters and 2 of their parents.  We briefly played tourist in Hong Kong, then flew to 2 … Continue reading

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Playground Climbers Made with Used Tires

On a recent trip to Uganda (eastern Africa), we checked out two climbers made from used tires.  Both installations were in playgrounds with equipment by East African Playgrounds. The first climber is made of tires attached to a swing set … Continue reading

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Gotta Love a Giraffe

I’ve visited Murcheson Falls N.P. in Uganda several times over the last 10 years.  It is a great place to observe giraffes. I’ve also observed them in Namibia, Tanzania, and Kenya.  They are truly unique animals. Everything about the giraffe … Continue reading

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Outdoor Musical Instruments for Africa, and the World

We are expanding the scope of our playgrounds.  One enhancement is the inclusion of hand washing stations.  Another is the inclusion of outdoor musical instruments. We first got interested in musical instruments when I became aware of a Durango, Colorado, … Continue reading

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