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  1. Uganda Circumcision Ceremony

    In eastern Uganda, the tribe of Mt. Elgon, the Bamasaaba or Bagisu, circumcise their teenage boys as initiation into manhood. The ceremonies occur every two years and are marked by vigorous dancing.

  2. Uganda Cabbage patch

    Crop irrigation, Ugandan style.

  3. Uganda Peace Corps Uganda welcomes new PCV's

    Dr. Larry Brown, Country Director of Uganda (2008-2009) and his staff welcome a new group of Peace Corps Volunteers.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  4. Uganda A working mom

    Peasant women typically care for children while working in the fields.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  5. Uganda How do you winnow millet?

    Two women winnowing millet in a small village in Uganda.   This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  6. Uganda Health Fair in Uganda

    A Peace Corps Volunteer and her local counterpart host a village health fair.   This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  7. Uganda Innocence conquers all

    Dr. Larry Brown, Country Director of Uganda (2008/9) and author of the recently published Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty, surrounded by children at an IDP camp in Uganda.    

  8. Uganda Uganda's orphans

    A day school in Uganda where children were often caned by the nuns that ran it.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  9. Uganda The bonds of a human family

    A Peace Corps Volunteer during my directorship of Uganda, who originally professed to know nothing about children, but quickly learned!   This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  10. Uganda Obama Grocery

    The "Obama Grocery" reflects African awareness of news events around the world.   This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  11. Uganda Market day

    Market day in a small Ugandan town.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  12. Uganda Natural beauty

    The striking beauty of wildlife in Uganda's national parks towers in sharp contrast to the harsh lives of villagers.    This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  13. Uganda Bananas on bicycles

    Tons of bananas, a staple of Uganda, are transported each day by bicycle on dirt roads.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  14. Uganda The irony of recycling

    Tin cans that held food aid become a door in a refugee camp in Uganda.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  15. Uganda Seeking refuge from terror

    A mud hut camp built to house families seeking refuge from the Lord’s Resistance Army.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  16. Uganda Lunchtime for the dispossessed

    Two young Ugandan boys forced to scavenge for food in a garbage dumpster.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  17. Uganda Children taking care of children

    In Uganda, the harsh realities of life often oblige parenting responsibilities to be learned at an early age.   This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  1. Uganda The Cinderella Next Door

    As I walk past six-year old Paulina who is bent over the sink in the middle of her second load of dish washing, she smiles pleasantly and replies quietly, “I’m fine,” when I greet her. Her ebony skin glistens in the splashes of sun-lit soapy water and her small hands work methodically as she meticulously scrub each dish caked with remnants of the previous meal. When I stop to ask her why she isn’t attending school today, she cheerfully answers that she would attend the next day. C...

  2. Uganda The Power of Pineapple

    "What can I do to motivate my students?" I think to myself, as I hastily pack my things one morning before heading to school. "They talk in class, they fail my tests, and even if I broke down and started caning them like the other teachers, they still wouldn't care about physics."   Then suddenly, a revelation: "I'll tempt them with food!"   Bag packed and sandals strapped on, I leave my house—a two-room shop stall at the heart of a rural trading center in weste...

  3. Uganda Chapter 18: Mona and Omar’s Village

    (Excerpted from Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty (2011), by Dr. J. Larry Brown, Country Director of Peace Corps in Uganda 2008/09)Lungujja Kitunzi truly fit the image of a village downtown. The self-contained community sat on the outskirts of Kampala, a bustling city of nearly a million and a half. As our driver navigated us through the Friday afternoon traffic, the journey of only several kilometers took an unexpected forty-five minutes. Suddenly we turned off one of ...

  1. Uganda Ways to improve the Peace Corps

    PEASANTS COME LAST author Dr. J. Larry Brown discusses ways that Peace Corps can be improved. Learn more about this pivotal book online at www.peasantscomelast.com.

Uganda

Uganda

Map of Uganda
status
Open
program dates
1964-1973; 1991-1999; 2000-Present
current volunteers
154
cumulative volunteers
1,004

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.