Uganda

Serve Beyond Cincinnati Students and Adult Volunteers in Kamengo, Uganda

This was my first Courts for Kids trip and I couldn’t be happier with my experience. Our group arrived in Kamengo, Uganda on December 28th 2016. We were greeted with big smiles, a warm meal, and a traditional dance by some the locals that were a part of the Agnes Zabali Boys and Girls Club. […]

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NNU student athletes to Uganda

The Courts for Kids group that traveled to Nyaravur, Uganda consisted of team members from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California.  We had eight student athletes from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID: Taylor Simmons, Katie Swanson, Cierra White, Ellen Ferrenburg, Kayla Schumann, Leslie Warwick (Women’s Basketball), William Rieke (Baseball), and Matthew Veteto (sports manager), and […]

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Lira, Uganda 2012

Northern Uganda is unfortunately most notorious for the violent civil war that pitted the Lord’s Resistance Army against the Ugandan government with countless children being victimized in the process.  Undoubtedly the entire region is recovering from trauma.  Often in dire circumstances such as this, improbable leaders emerge.  One such leader has been Ayuru Beatrice Byruhuanga. […]

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Mubende, Uganda 2011

Mubende is a city of one million people three hours northwest of Kampala. Our basketball/volleyball court project was completed at Sacred Heart Seminary, a Catholic school with 160 boys, but the school will be a great benefit to the surrounding community as well. Uganda struggles with abject poverty; according to the 2009 UN Human Development […]

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Giving Hope and Healing in Gulu, Uganda

Our last trip of 2008 was to Gulu, Uganda, the site of one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history.  Joseph Kony, the leader of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army), has terrorized northern Uganda by abducting children and forcing them to do unimaginable acts.  Most of the children we met had in some way […]

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