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Al vier weken gepasseerd!   (published in Ghana)

February 28, 2015 by   Comments(1)

Jambo!

Bij het schrijven van dit blogbericht is er geen elektriciteit. We hopen dus dat onze laptop het volhoudt want het ziet er niet naar uit dat we in het eerste uur terug stroom zullen hebben. Gisteren was er ook een elektriciteitspanne, geen ongewone zaak hier.

Na drie weken stage in het Minor Theatre trokken we deze week vol verwachtingen en enthousiasme naar het verloskwartier. Als twee vroedvrouwen was dit toch wel een uitdaging die we graag wilden meemaken.

Maandag konden we ons meteen bewijzen... Nadat we ons net hadden omgekleed in de veel te kleine en warme kleedkamer die gelegen is in het verloskwartier, werd Saar geroepen door enkele vrijwilligers van Projects Abroad. Er was een dame die aan het bevallen was zonder dat er iemand van het medisch personeel in de buurt was. Het was wel druk in het verloskwartier, maar we hadden toch wel meteen de indruk dat ze niet echt omkeken naar de patiënt. Saar nam het heft in eigen handen en de eerste zelfverrichte bevalling hier in Tanzania was een feit! De adrenaline stroomde door ons lijf, maar we waren trots dat we een gezond meisje van 2,9 kg op de wereld hadden gezet. Hetzelfde scenario speelde zich af in de namiddag. De vroedvrouwen en verpleegkundigen waren koffieklets aan het houden toen we een vreemd geluid hoorden bij één van de vrouwen die nog in het verloskwartier lagen. We sprongen recht en gingen kijken wat er aan de hand was. Ook hier was de mama in spé alleen aan het bevallen. Nu was het Jamila haar beurt om de bevalling te doen, terwijl Saar assisteerde. We waren goed op elkaar ingespeeld, een echt superteam (al zeggen we het zelf). Beiden waren we opgelucht toen het meisje van 2.7 kg haar eerste kreet uitte.

Na de eerste dag op het verloskwartier wisten we meteen dat de ...

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Al vier weken gepasseerd!http://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/SaarAndJamila/read/383827/al-vier-weken-gepasseerd
Al vier weken gepasseerd!
 

John and Wendy   (published in Tanzania)

February 28, 2015 by   Comments(1)

Hello All, another week has past and I think we can say we have finally settled into life in Tanzania as we have established our daily routine. It feels as though we blend more with the crowd (I know that may sound a little funny) but it feels as though we are not the family of five little ducks out for a walk, but rather just a family off to work or meeting up with others as we now have the regular people that we converse with each morning, our regular Dala Dala drivers and the locals around where we live always up for a chat. Some of the locals are always willing to offer our Swahili a challenge with a change in morning greeting (and trust me you can greet people in about 13 different ways). The other morning on the way to work we were caught in a traffic jam (trust me there are no real road rules or passenger limits 32 people on our 14 seater bus) where the police came and took our drivers keys along with 5 other drivers well chaos erupted - police, drivers, conductors (the people who hustle for passengers and hang out the doors & windows of the Dala Dala’s calling people to their bus) and passengers all having their say the Atchison family looked on trying to work out what was happening luckily a gentlemen said ‘jump out because the police won’t give the keys back until they pay a fine.’ So as we do we jumped out discussed the next step which as to weave through the traffic on foot (trust me it wasn’t going anywhere because you couldn’t even work out the left and right hand side of the road and foot paths even had traffic) until we reached the clear traffic where we caught the next Dala Dala to work. But most days it’s just an overcrowded trip to work that gives us a chance to talk with the locals – like the other day ...

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John and Wendyhttp://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/catchison/read/383825/john-and-wendy
John and Wendy
 

Operation Health and Wellness In Schools   (published in Jamaica)

February 27, 2015 by   Comments(0)

February 26 2015 was quite a busy day for some of the programmes at Projects Abroad Jamaica. It was a day when the Teaching Programme volunteers, the volunteers of the Medicine and Healthcare Programme as well as the Care volunteers all took a break from their usual schedule and visited two schools in Manchester educating and entertaining the students about good health. Encouraging good health is not specific to a particular area. As such the volunteers from the different programmes had a responsibility to spread the word with whomever they engage, especially children.  Now that we have all agreed how important it is to spread the word, let’s take a look back at the fulfilling, tasty and healthy day that was.  

The Teaching and Medicine and Healthcare volunteers visited the Villa Road Primary and Junior High School in Mandeville while the Care volunteers started an early morning with a visit to the Anna Miller Basic School, just fifteen minutes outside of Mandeville. The Care group got off to an early start because they were making breakfast for the toddlers. It’s no surprise that the breakfast was made of the most delectable fruits and vegetables like watermelon, banana, grapes, orange, pineapple, lettuce and tomato slices as well as cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs and oatmeal pancakes. Oh boy this was not only visually appealing but of course it appealed to the stomach.

So as soon as the children arrived at school they were greeted with some of the healthiest foods in a breakfast meal, this coupled with apple juice. It was important for the Care group to show the children, and relayed the message to the parents, that eating healthy is important, developing a healthy eating habit from an early age is just as important and starting the day ...

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Operation Health and Wellness In Schoolshttp://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/jamaica-social-manager/read/383777/operation-health-and-wellness-in-schools
Operation Health and Wellness In Schools
 

El Cine   (published in Bolivia)

February 27, 2015 by   Comments(1)

Last night I had a great time at the movies with my other volunteer friend! It was very interesting because the theater was pretty much the same as you would find in the US. (Minus the spanish) There was a HUGE food court on the first floor and some little shops. Then on the second floor you could buy popcorn and, also that is where the actual theaters were. We saw "En el Bosque" (Into The Woods) it was all in spanish except for the singing, witch was in english. Work is going well! I think today is my last day at the school for the blind. It has been amazing teaching them! They have successfully learned hot crossed buns, marry had a little lamb, and row row row your Boat. I has been amazing just to see them memorize these songs so quickly and actually understand. it will definetly be difficult to say goodbye. 

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El Cinehttp://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/mnagle/read/383760/el-cine
El Cine
 

Der letzte vollständige Tag in Deutschland...   (published in Jamaica)

February 27, 2015 by   Comments(0)

Erstmal nur ein kurzer Einstieg für alle die, die vielleicht noch nicht so genau bescheid wissen.
Heute ist der letzte Tag in Deutschland für das nächste halbe Jahr. Denn ich werde mich vom 28.02.2015 bis zum 27.08.2015 auf dem Inselstaat Jamaika befinden. Dort werde ich als Freiwilliger in einer Schule arbeiten und im Musikunterricht dem jeweiligen Lehrer assistieren. Dabei wird es unter anderem um das Erlernen der grundlegenden Theorie gehen, es wird sich aber vor allem um das Üben mit diversen Instrumenten drehen. Das mache ich dort 4-5h täglich. Nachmittags werde ich dann, je nach dem wie groß das Interesse ist, auch Band- oder Chorprojekte versuchen anzuleihern... aber ob das klappt? Na mal gucken.
Ich bin in einer Gastfamilie unweit der Schule untergebracht.
Heute geht es darum, die allerallerallerletzten Besorgungen zu machen, mich mental einzustimmen und noch einen schönen Tag mit meiner Freundin, sowie meiner Familie zu haben.
Wenn ihr Euch für mein Projekt in Jamaika interessiert und ihr wissen wollt, welche Erfahrungen ich sammle, könnt ihr hier ab und an mal hereingucken und ich werde des Öfteren mal etwas von mir hören lassen.
Bis zum nächsten Schreiben dann,
Leo!

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Der letzte vollständige Tag in Deutschland...http://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/lsoergel/read/383744/der-letzte-vollstndige-tag-in-deutschland
Der letzte vollständige Tag in Deutschland...
 

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