Stubbornness for Clean Environment

You must be a stubborn person to clean a place knowing that some hours later it will be filthy again! But that is exactly what Keep Bunyonyi Blue has been doing from Kachwekano to Rutindo, two trading centres on the eastern shore of Lake Bunyonyi… Thrice in six months. “Oh yes, it will be dirty…

Hank’s Volunteer Life (Part I)

Hank Rugg is an American teenager only a year out of high school. Before becoming a Gorilla Highlands volunteer he had an India experience that has deeply influenced him – therefore let us start over there… It’s important to understand that so far your whole life has been in classrooms. Pretty much all you can…

12 Observations of White People

I’m gonna start by telling you why I know the Bazungu*, the whites. When I was young I wished to work with foreigners. When I was 12 years old in 2002 I joined school at Bufuka Primary School at Lake Bunyonyi. It was difficult for me to speak English because Dad and Mum don’t speak…

Life of a Gorilla Highlands Volunteer

Katharina Lahner, sent to volunteer with Gorilla Highlands by Grenzenlos (Austria), is ending her three-month stay with us. We will miss her abundant positive energy, devotion and marketing skills! To celebrate her contribution we’ve asked for a little summary of her Gorilla Highlands life. This is what she wrote on Friday, before going to Queen…