Global Activism: Connecting rural Ugandans to the rest of the world

January 20, 2011

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(Photos courtesy of Grant Buhr)
One of two signs for the new internet cafe on the main road from Kampala to Rwanda.
Members of ICOD, a Project Focus partner organization, do the honor of opening the new Lyantonde Internet Center.
A woman from the nearby female agricultural co-op receives basic computer training at Lyantonde Internet Center in rural Uganda.
A customer surfs the web at the Lyantonde Internet Center in rural Uganda.

Grant Buhr is the country director for ProjectFOCUS, an all-volunteer organization that uses art to help facilitate development projects in southwest Uganda. Six months ago they started an internet café to benefit the rural town of Layantonde. Grant tells us what it took to get the café up and running.