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S: Peace Corps: Uganda

FC: Uganda

1: The animals here are very beautiful. But they are also very dangerous

2: The health care here is very poor. To help the cause, there are hospitals opening to treat sick people and give them daily checkups. | Healthcare

3: Here a baby is getting a vaccine to prevent him from getting diseases.

4: THE CONSTITUTION OF UGANDA, 1967 | Subject to the provisions of this article, the operation of the existing law after the commencement of this Constitution shall not be affected by such commencement but the existing law shall be construed with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as may be necessary to bring it into conformity with this Constitution...

5: Uganda Oh Uganda! may God uphold thee, We lay our future in thy hand. United, free, For liberty Together we'll always stand. Oh Uganda! the land of freedom. Our love and labour we give, And with neighbours all At our country's call In peace and friendship we'll live. Oh Uganda! the land that feeds us By sun and fertile soil grown. For our own dear land, We'll always stand: The Pearl of Africa's Crown.

6: Genocide

7: Genocide is a serious problem in Uganda. Many innocent people are dying because of it.

8: In the news | In the news | “He [Gaddafi] would be welcome here [Uganda],” spokesman for Uganda’s president, Tamale Mirundi, told the AP.

9: Uganda has freely offered embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi refuge in Uganda as diplomats attempt to persuade the defiant leader to leave office without military force. However, if Gaddafi chooses to fight to the end as he once avowed, the international coalition said it is prepared to arm Libyan rebels.

10: The culture in Uganda is very interesting. There are many different dances and songs that they play. | Culture

11: The bongos are one of the main instruments played

12: Dear Mom, Upon arriving in my village, I needed to learn the greetings in the native language, Malinke. Unfortunately this wasn't as simple as "Hello, how are you?" and saying "I'm fine," as we do in the United States. When I am with the Malinke people, you are supposed to ask at least five questions when you greet someone. Simply yelling out "Hello!" and waving as you pass a friend would be considered rude, even if you did it because you were in a hurry. Instead, you must stop and shake hands. Then you ask, "How are you? ... How is your day going? ... How are you feeling? ... How are your family and friends? ... What's new?" Even if you know that the person will respond the same way every time, it's still important to ask, because it shows that you care and that you are willing to take time out of your day to talk to someone. It is very complicated but being here is life changing. Love, James

13: Dear Dad, Every day, I wake up when the rooster crows at dawn. As I climb out of the mosquito net that hangs over my bamboo bed, I hear swish-swish sounds outside my mud hut—the women have already begun sweeping leaves from the courtyard. At 7:30 a.m., I load my bag with my teaching materials, hop on my bike, and head to the high school, which is on the other side of town where i teach. After I teach English to about 150 students, I head home which takes me about an hour because I have to say hello to everyone I see. By the time I arrive back home, I'm hot and exhausted and do not feel like doing anything. For dinner, I share meals with my friend Koulako and her entire family of 12. We all eat with our hands from big bowls. After dinner I finally get back to my hut to go to sleep. Although it can be hard to live here, I always stop to think that I am doing a very good thing for others. Love, James

14: Kasozi, A. B. "Uganda: Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity." ENotes - Literature Study Guides, Lesson Plans, and More. Web. 03 Mar. 2011. . Servetz, Stephanie. "Building Homes, Building Hope | Volunteer Stories | Response | Returned Volunteers | Resources." Peace Corps. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . In September 2009, a catastrophic flood ravaged Burkina’s capital city, Ouagadougou, and caused unprecedented destruction. Over 150,000 people were affected. These are a few of the many people that helped. Passmore, Anne. "Coming Full Circle | Volunteer Stories | Response | Returned Volunteers | Resources." Peace Corps. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . In this picture the people are discussing important things like education.

15: Hasan, Renu. "Engaging Youth in HIV/AIDS Awareness | Volunteer Stories | Response | Returned Volunteers | Resources." Peace Corps. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . Petersen, Elyse. "Preserving More than Just Memories | Volunteer Stories | Response | Returned Volunteers | Resources." Peace Corps. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . White, Kristopher. "Wiping Out Malaria in Senegal | Volunteer Stories | Response | Returned Volunteers | Resources." Peace Corps. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . Ross, Kimberly. "Coverdell World Wise Schools." Peace Corps. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. .

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