AfriGadgetry

My wife went to Uganda for a couple of weeks this past summer, and one of the things that she loved about the place was the resourcefulness and creativity of the locals. Unable to throw money at their problems, Africans look around for what is available to them and come up with some surprising solutions. I ran across a fun website that celebrates African ingenuity. When you have a minute, have a look at www.AfriGadget.com. There's a radio that some Ugandan kids made out of scrap parts; a home-made airplane (which may or may not fly); a number of biogas inventions, which convert poop into usable energy; visual art of various kinds; arc welders made from scrap wire insulated with strips of cloth from the second-hand western clothes that are sold on the streets. AfriGadget is a festival of creativity--a reminder that, whatever situation people find themselves in, the image of God is forever busting through.