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Innovating Alongside the End-user

How can we make sure that new innovations are truly benefiting children? What is the point of great innovations if no one uses them in the end? 481 more words


Why CSOs In Uganda Should Be Concerned About Deregistration Of 525 NGOs In Kenya

On December 16th, 2014, the NGO Co-ordination Board of Kenya gleefully announced that it had invoked powers bestowed to it by the NGO Co-ordination Act of 1990… 700 more words


These parrots are also on high demand given their high intelligence levels, the highest among all parrots. The African grey parrot is a medium sized bird found in mostly in rain forests. 9 more words

Edgar Batte

Sun sets in the west

As the sun set in the west, we flew east, out of Uganda and out of Africa. I’m now sitting in Dubai airport full of tinsel, fake snow and bling, neon signs flashing in my tired eyes, trying to convince me I need their diamond jewellery, gold watches, top shelf spirits and overpriced goods. 2,254 more words


Uganda Recap: Top 10 Highlights

Four months ago, I set out on an adventure to Africa for my mater’s research project with the University of Minnesota. It was an amazing 3 weeks full of adventures— 394 more words


I'm as excited as a two year old

Being a 2-year-old teacher comes with a great deal of stories. Most of these stories, I would categorize as “just a normal day”, but I forget that not everyone has been blessed with the presence of a toddler in their life (or thirteen for that matter). 704 more words

Becoming a "musungu"

“What do you mean you’re going to Africa? Couldn’t you go to Europe?”

“I really prefer going to Africa.”

Natalie Ortiz was in high school in her native Ecuador when she heard about World Youth International Exchange, an organization dedicated to promote student volunteering worldwide. 569 more words