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Less than two weeks left   (published in Tanzania)

August 14, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Where does the time go? I can’t believe I spent over half of my time here already. I have lots to catch you all up on, sorry I have left it so long!

6th – 7th August: I spent most of this time doing research for my report. It’s harder to find information on widow inheritance than I thought, especially when the normal databases I use at uni do not have any information on them. I am having to think a bit more to find information and other sources. That’s a good thing though, because one of the reasons I am here is to develop my research skills. We also went back to Kioga to work with the widows on the greeting cards. I learnt that if the oldest person in the group greets me, I have to give a completely different response to normal, it’s so confusing! The widows just laughed, they must get clueless mzungus (western people)all the time! Whilst we were waiting for some of the widows to bring some bananas for us to sell, we stood by the car with a group of school children. They were quite scared of me and Midori, who is from Japan and like all little children they created a game of who could get the closest too us. It was really funny and lovely to see them playing.

THEN I WENT ON SAFARI! 8th – 11th August

My safari trip was one of the best experiences of my life. Nothing compares to seeing incredible animals in their natural habitats. We just about saw all of the Big 5, which are the most dangerous to humans -Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalo, Leopards and Lions, which was really good. The first national park we went to was the Tarangire, which was really beautiful. We saw loads of animals, including a whole family of elephants about a metre away. The mothers were absolutely huge and it was an amazing adrenaline filled moment. At lunch time I ...

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Less than two weeks left
 

Two Week special August 2013 - Renovation Started!   (published in Senegal)

August 14, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Our 3rd group of Two Week special started the renovation yesterday! So now in addition to building a washroom they are going to repaint a classroom. For the first day, They moved some sand and cement in the classroom for to do a mixture with water and then, they covered all the holes in the ground.

After the work, We organised a mega quiz for them at Hotel Residence! They did charade, suduko...

Stay tuned for the progress of their work! :)


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Two Week special August 2013 - Renovation Started!
 

So you think you can dance...   (published in Bolivia)

August 14, 2013 by   Comments(0)

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Many people say that Latin dances are something else apart. So we decided to give our volunteers the opportunity of experiencing Latin dance by first hand by organizing a Bolivian party for all them.

We invited the folkloric music group Quebranto who cheered up the celebration with a rapid succession of thinkus, cuecas, kullawadas, morenadas, diabladas, bailecitos and caporales.

The Bolivians were the first ones to hit the dance floor, of course, but pretty soon volunteers from different countries and ages joined us.

We had such fun that we are looking forward to repeat this event!


 


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So you think you can dance...
 

Typisk hverdag i Ghana   (published in Ghana)

August 13, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Staar som regel op klokken 07.15 fra min meget haarde, men store seng. Det er rart at kunne fylde meget. Jeg har aldrig sovet saa uroligt som jeg goer efter jeg er kommet herned. Om morgenen raaber de ansatte og mrs. Afrifa ofte af hinanden og gerne fra klokken 5 af. Om natten goer de fire hunde de har ogsaa tit af ingenting, i meget lang tid. Der er mange lyde man skal vaenne sig til, men det sker forhaabentligt med tiden (dog helst ikke for lang tid). Den daarlige soevn goer at jeg som oftest er traet i loebet af dagen, men jeg kan klare det. Sover bare lidt ekstra i weekenden:D

 

En typisk morgen mad bestaar af to stykker ristet toast med marmelade (lige for tiden figen). Nogle gange faar vi ogsaa chokoladepeanutbutter, men det er kun hvis vi selv koeber det, hvilket en af de frivillige gjorde her den anden dag :D En gang imellem er der ogsa omeletter eller smaa morgenmadspoelser.

 Derefter gaar turen til New Life, og skolen som er knyttet til. De er stadig ved at bygge den, men de er kommet langt siden de startede i 2019, men har stadig meget langt at gaa. De er ved at restaurere den for tiden, og de frivillige begynder snart at male noget at det som er faerdig, for at goere det til et gladere sted at laere. 

 Og vi spiller bold inde ved New Life, (i gaarden). Her skal vi ogsaa male, hvilket bliver hyggeligt, og forhaabentligt kan vi faa de aeldre boern fra boernehjemmet til at hjaelpe os, da der er meget arbejde.

 Derefter er det tilbage til mrs. Afrifa for at hygge om aftenen. Tirsdag er der quizaften inde ved Project Abroads kontor inde i byen og onsdag tager vi til Lambadi Beach for at komme lidt ud og moede nogle af de andre frivillige og for at have en hyggelig aften. Weekenden sker forskellige steder. Jeg har kun haft en indtil ...

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Typisk hverdag i Ghana
 

Kokrobete   (published in Ghana)

August 13, 2013 by   Comments(1)

Turen til Kokrobete var et mareridt for at sige det mildt. Taxachaufforen havde ingen anelse om hvor han skulle hen, og stoppede 6! gange for at spoerge om vej. En tur som skulle have taget 1 time endte med at tage naesten 3. Da vi endeligt naaede frem, forlangte han flere penge, og en fuld ghaneser kom for at "hjaelpe" os og vi endte med at betale 10 cedis mere end aftalt, selom han forlangte mere end det dobbelte. Efter at have faaet et vaerelse, som var nogenlunde efter Ghana-standard, et godt maaltid mad (fried rice og kylling) og en god nats soevn, hvor jeg ikke vaagnede! virkede Kokrobete en del bedre. Jeg delte vaerelse med to af de andre frivillige paa Dream hotel, og det var meget hyggeligt. Kokrobete er ikke andet end en lille landsby ned til havet, men der er super hyggeligt :)Morgenmaden foregik hos Big Milly's, byens stoerste hotel, og endeligt bestod menuen af noget andet en toast og marmelade :) Fik dejlige bananpandekager og en kaempe tallerken frisk frugt (mums!)Herefter tog vi paa stranden og dasede et par time. Vi var ogsaa en mindre gruppe ud og udforske stranden, som ogsaa indebar at kravle paa mindre klipper (uden sko!). Det var en megget hyggelig tur, og det var rart at komme ud og roere sig en smule :DMiddagsmaden var virkeligt god, Tagliatelle med friske groentsager og en fantastisk ostesovs :PDerefter et bad for at faa alt sandet skyllet af, og saa naermede tiden sig efterhaanden til reggae aften. Der var live musik og virkeligt latterligt meget gin, men vi havde en hyggelig aften og fik danset en masse, ogsaa med en venlig ghaneser som blev ved med at tro at jeg spillede basketball paa grund af min hoejde. Kom i seng allerede klokken 01.30, men blev vaekket af Amy og Anne klokken 3.30 efter de havde vaeret en tur i havet, og ikke kunne finde ...

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Kokrobete
 

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