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Project Update   (published in Ghana)

April 29, 2013 by  

So my project location was just switched from Kumasi to a town called Koforidua. It is the capital of the Eastern region of Ghana and is only 2 hours from the capital, Accra, as opposed to Kumasi's 6 hour travel. It sounds much smaller than Kumasi, which is less unsettling because a good sense of direction is not among my greatest attributes (and even this would be the understatement of the year).

Instead of working in a hospital one day a week I will be rotating through the departments three days a week, doing outreach to schools, communities, and orphanages two days a week, and traveling on the weekends. The name of the hospital is Eastern Regional Hospital. I am looking forward to learning a lot! I will post another update when I have more information about where I will be staying.

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Project Update
 

nu skrider vi fandme!   (published in Peru)

April 29, 2013 by   Comments(1)

heej alle sammen nu skal vi sgu snart ud og flyve:D

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nu skrider vi fandme!http://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/mjacobsen2/read/282162/nu-skrider-vi-fandme
nu skrider vi fandme!
 

Een beetje vanalles   (published in Togo)

April 29, 2013 by   Comments(3)

Hey!

Het is een tijdje geleden nu. Dus volgt hier het verslag van de afgelopen dagen.

Vrijdag is het om vroeg in de ochtend beginnen onweren en gieten gieten gieten. Omdat dat nog steeds niet over was toen ik voor school moest vertrekken waren er geen moto taxis te vinden. Te voet is eigelijk ook niet echt te doen het is 40min wandelen, dus zou ik echt doooooorweekt zijn geweest. Dus wist ik niet goed wat te doen. Ik heb dan Bobo maar gesms en proberen bellen maar geen antwoord. Een uur later zei hij dat het niet erg was dat hij pas tegen 9u zou gaan. Om 9uur nog altijd regen regen en geen moto taxis. Rond half 10 is het dagestopt en ben ik tegen 11u naar de school gegaan om mijn les over de simple past van de reggular verbs te geven. Dat ging vlot, ik had wat extra oef op het net gezocht maar die hebben ze thuis moeten maken want hun overschrijven van het bord duurde langer dan gedacht. ' S avonds zijn we zoals gewoonlijk iets gaan drinken deze keer in Camionette in Cassablanca. Hiervoor moesten Fanny en ik een moto taxi nemen want dat is wel ver. Fanny ging daarna nog uit met een vrouw die ze op het vliegtuig had ontmoet en bleef daar slapen, dus ben ik tegen 24u alleen terug naar huis gegaan. Wel met de hulp van Rodrique en Fanny (niet dat dat nodig was) maar ze hebbe dan Stephan gebeld om te zeggen dat ik onderweg was zodat hij de deur kon opendoen. Dat is altijd het probleem hier rond 22.00 22.30u doen ze hier alle poorten en hekken op slot en kunnen wij dus niet meer binnen dus moeten we altijd iemand wakker maken als we terug komen.

Zaterdag zijn Cathy, Kiana, Serra, Evalyn, Carolina, Fanny en ik naar de Rue des artisinal en de Grand Marché gewees om te shoppen. Afpingelen tot de stukken er vanaf vliegen. Best nog wel leuk maar ook wel vermoeiend. Het ...

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Een beetje vanalles
 

Good news in Ghana!   (published in Tanzania)

April 29, 2013 by   Comments(0)

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I have just read this story in the news and thought it was something really positive :)

Ghanaians ban 'spirit child' killing

Local leaders in northern Ghana have announced the abolition of the ritual killing of babies born with physical disabilities, who were believed to have been possessed by evil spirits.

"Spirit children" were thought to have been a sign of impending misfortune and given a poisonous drink to kill them.

One campaigner told the BBC that improved healthcare and education meant such beliefs were becoming less common.

 

This is obviously great progress for the Ghanaians in improving human rights and equality in the country and shows how important education and healthcare is in the country, demonstrating how important our link with the country is and that our support really does go a long way!!

Just thought this would be something positive to share :)

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Good news in Ghana!
 

Danish ex-marine figures out his future by being fully present in South Africa   (published in South Africa)

April 29, 2013 by   Comments(0)

After completing his time with the Danish Navy, 21-year-old Thor Andersen decided to spend two months volunteering at a Projects Abroad South Africa teaching project whilst deciding what to study at university.

‘I thought Cape Town would be a great place to go to get away from old influences and to gain a more rounded perspective of the world and my place therein,’ he shared.  ‘The city’s infamous history is well known, but I wanted to visit and learn about the lesser known areas, to experience the things that aren’t mentioned in the guide books,’ he continued.

Whilst working at the underprivileged primary school, Thor realised that he is interested in pursuing a career in the social sciences.  ‘I was exposed to a completely different culture and lifestyle in South Africa  - the problems faced by the people with whom I interacted were completely foreign to me before, but now that I am aware of them I cannot simply forget what I have seen,’ he said.

Thor’s time at the project helped him to develop skills necessary to following through with his newly ignited social calling.  ‘My English has improved drastically, and I think that after all the teaching I am more comfortable speaking and delivering presentations in social and professional arenas,’ he said. 

When Thor first started at the school, he was assigned the task of teaching IT to a single grade six class.  By the end of his time at the project, he was teaching IT to the entire school.  ‘I taught the children skills as basic as logging on to a computer, typing a Word document and navigating the demands of educational games,’ he explained.  ‘It’s important to remember that these children ...

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Danish ex-marine figures out his future by being fully present in South Africa
 

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