Music

                                            Classroom drummers at the Kyamulinga School. As it is here in the U.S., music is enormously important for school kids in Uganda.  The big difference is that they make their own rather than sampling songs from itunes and feeding them into…

Water and Schools

                                            Solar heated water, Kyamulinga School, Uganda One huge issue for many schools in rural Uganda is the lack of on-site water.  The implications  of this might not even occur to many of us in the U.S.;  imagine an entire primary school…

Changing Climate and Coffee

                                                         Coffee beans near Kyamulinga, Uganda An interesting article aired Thursday on Public Radio International’s show, “The World,” described increasingly serious problems that Ugandan and other East African farmers are having maintaining healthy coffee trees.  Coffee is a major export crop for…