I have a personal culture clash with Ugandan education when I consider seven of our seventeen children are now in boarding school. In America, say “boarding school” and we have a few quick responses: rich kids super smart kids too busy parents elite loneliness It is so rare in America for a child to go … Continue reading Boarding School Launch
If you enter five minutes into a conversation with a Ugandan parent the topic of education will arise. It’s a guarantee. The people of Uganda have been well convinced that the primary way to break out of developing conditions is to educate their children as far as possible. Unlike most developed countries, education in Uganda … Continue reading The LOVE of Learning
I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas season and is underway to a fresh start on 2016. It is my great joy and relief to board the plane soon and spend some quality time in Uganda at Kirabo Seeds. My new year’s resolutions always include leadership wisdom and discernment for the children at Kirabo Seeds. It … Continue reading Happy New Year!
The children at Kirabo Seeds have finished their year of school and they are on what we in America call “summer break”. The weather there is always a lovely summer day though some are drier or wetter than others. All that matters to the kids is they are FREE. Their schedules for school are outrageous. … Continue reading School is out for the “summer” in December
Long ago I bought a colorful expensive hammock for the kids at Kirabo Seeds. We never had a place to hang it so it remained packed in a box in some corner. When we moved into our new home I began to see photos of the children playing in this brand new hammock. I was … Continue reading An Old Tire…A New Swing
Each week for Kirabo Seeds we have a team meeting with the staff on Tuesdays. I dedicate much of my Monday afternoon to organizing the topics of interest for the meeting into an email for the staff in Uganda. They use the email to generate discussion and they gather the information I need on this … Continue reading Considering sponsoring a Kirabo Seeds child?
When I imagine a homestead in Uganda for Kirabo Seeds and I allow myself to really dream I see a few acres, a wall with a great gate. Inside there is a village of small huts where children are playing, working, and moving about the business of growing up under God’s care. I would choose … Continue reading A forever Home for Kirabo Seeds