A home away from home!!

It was a busy past few days for us in Kampala. We found a flat for a few days so I’ll tell ye about the craic with that!….. The title by the way “a home away from home” is the motto of almost every hotel, lodge, guesthouse and restaurant in Kampala. I don’t know if...

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Sanyu babies home

Here are a few photo’s from the orphanage we volunteer at here in Kampala. View Full Album Already we have great memories of Kampala and the little one’s are a joy to be around. We really like it here in Kampala.

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Our project in Kampala

“Every child has a name and a story; everyone has the right to health, learning and protection, the right to their full potential and the right to participate in the shaping of their world” UN Press Summary, The State of the Worlds Children 2002. So last Wednesday we...

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A local tradition

I had this entry typed up from a few weeks ago while I was in Tanzania, but for some reason I forgot to publish it........ Its been said that if you get invited to the home of an Tanzanian(or indeed any African) that its both a great honour and experience to you and...

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First impressions of Kampala

Small fragile fingers, skinny malnourished bodies and cries of "please give sir". This is the harsh reality that's commonplace in most African countries, but its one that we have witnessed for ourselves first hand here in Kampala. Kampala lies in stark contrast to...

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Uganda at long last!

Finally after 5 days of travel we reached Kampala in Uganda. The journey was one that would shatter the very foundations of one's religious beliefs! It was without a doubt a fascinating and laborious journey, and one that will have me NEVER again complain about public...

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Off to volunteer in Uganda and Rwanda!

Well in a quick turn of events we've decided due to our visa problems(reasons can be read in my last post entry), to travel to Uganda and volunteer there with a similar organisation/setup as here in Arusha. We've contacted two orphanages in Kampala, Uganda and will...

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Rwandan genocide, a haircut and more corrupton!

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)is an international court established in November 1994 by the United Nations Security Council in order to judge those people responsible for the Rwandan genocide and other serious violations of the international law...

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Corruption, extortion, discrimination and the MZUNGU!

Mzungu - Slang for "white person/man". Its what the locals here call us white people. To put it mildly, its the African equivalent of the term "Nigger" in western society. So we've been living for a month exactly in Tanzania and over that period of time we've come...

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