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Goed nieuws en veel andere toffe dingen   (published in South Africa)

November 18, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Op vrijdag hadden we een workshop van onze CEO over networking en hoe een goede presentatie in elkaar zit. Dit alles was in het kader van het volgende pitch perfect event waarin enkele van de ondernemers die we ondersteunen 3 minuten de tijd krijgen om hun plannen voor te leggen aan een jury van investeerders. Ik ben op meerdere paarden aan het wedden in deze strijd. Mijn kansen zijn meer dan 50% dat een van ‘mijn ‘ ondernemers het event gaat winnen. Ten eerste is er Loyiso (met zijn bike tours) die om meer financiering zal vragen voor zijn B&B. Daarnaast is er Linda die een project opzet waar hij kippen verkoopt in Khayelitsha (deze keer juist gespeld, ben niet zeker of dat de vorige keren het geval was!). Mijn derde kans op een feestje binnenkort is Zukile met zijn security bedrijf en tenslotte is er Wandisile die een recyclage bedrijf heeft. Op een of andere manier ben ik betrokken bij al hun projecten. Dit naast mijn eigen hoofdtaken: de bakkerij en Loyiso’s township tours.

Op zaterdag ben ik mee gaan helpen op de plantage van een van onze foodsecurity projecten (waar de bakkerij deel van is). We hebben spinazie, groene pepers,... geplant, verpot, onkruid uitgedaan enzovoort. Dit alles was onder begeleiding van DJ vanuit Kaapstad. s ‘Avonds was er een BBQ in het vakantiehuis van Lina (onze Duitse collega) in Camps Bay, een district met heel veel vakantiehuisjes met uitzicht op de Atlantische Oceaan.

Op zondag zijn we naar de fameuze braai in Mzoli’s geweest. Mzoli is een van de rijkste mensen in Zuid-Afrika en is beroemd voor zijn sfeervolle braai in Guguletu (township) waar de meerderheid van de bezoekers de lokale bevolking is en een 10 tot 20 procent toeristen die de weg hiernaartoe hebben gevonden.

Op maandag zijn we naar de ...

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Goed nieuws en veel andere toffe dingen
 

Montagabend, der 18. November   (published in Nepal)

November 18, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Heute war wegen den Wahlen immer noch sehr entspannt. Ich habe den Tag die meiste Zeit lesend auf dem Bett oder Dach verbracht und zum Glück endlich mal wieder viel Zeit zum skypen gehabt!! Die Straßen sind extrem leer, es ist wirklich eher ruhig. Ab sechs Uhr Abend dürfen jetzt auch keine Fahrzeuge mehr fahren und ab zehn bis sechs gilt eine Ausgangssperre. Die Sicherheitsmaßnahmen sind wirklich streng und die meisten haben Angst, dass jetzt in letzter Minute doch noch etwas passiert das die Wahlen verhindert. Ich denke morgen wenn die Nacht vorbei ist und die Wahlen tatsächlich stattfinden sind alle sehr froh! Hoffentlich kommt auch ein gutes Ergebnis heraus und es gibt später keine Unruhen. Allerdings sieht man auch wirklich überall Militär und Polizei und es ist deshalb sicher. Solange wir uns nirgendwo einmischen ist es für uns sowieso vollkommen sicher. Ich würde sagen nachts allein in München ist es wesentlich gefährlicher...

Donnerstag darf ich dann auch endlich wieder ins Krankenhaus und habe etwas zu tun. Auch wenn es komisch klingt, waren die letzten Tage fast wie Urlaub für mich... Nichts zu tun außer Schlafen, Essen, Ratschen und Lesen. Mal sehen wie der morgige Tag verläuft und wie die Wahlen ausgehen. Wir haben auf jeden Fall geplant Anna die Haare mit Henna zu färben. (ich würde mich dass ja nie trauen...) Also haben wir einen Plan. ;)

Das nur als klitzekleine Zwischenmeldung

Eure sehr sichere und wahnsinnig faule Franzi

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Montagabend, der 18. November
 

Special community event: Run for Chilren 2013   (published in Vietnam)

November 18, 2013 by   Comments(0)

I believe most of you know about the well-known meaningful Terry Fox annual run. For those of you who haven't heard about it, Terry Fox run is a charity annual run organized in many countries in the world in commemoration of the cancer activist Terry Fox (Canada) to raise awareness and fund for cancer research.

In Hanoi - Vietnam, the running event as a part of Terry Fox Run was commenced in the year of 2000 and it has attracted more and more participants every year and thus, gained a lot of public coverage. In 2009, the event was changed into Run For Children in order to raise awareness and fund for local children of disadvantages. The fund has been used to support cancer treatment and heart surgery for the sick kids.

This year 2013, Projects Abroad Vietnam decided to make this event a special community event of the month for our international volunteers, office staff as well as our local friends to join. We all excitedly saved the special date and smet up in the Sunday morning of November 17th to head to the venue - Ciputra Hanoi International City - to start supporting this good cause. When we reached there at 9am, there were already a great number of participants of different ages and nationalities who looked excited and ready for the run. The organizer (CanCham - Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam)'s main method of raising fund is selling the Run for Children tshirts to the runners. Projects Abroad Vietnam was happy to support the fund in that way - we bought one tshirt for each volunteer.

The photos below well depict the spirit of the day:

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Special community event: Run for Chilren 2013
 

Cycle a thorn to save a life   (published in Kenya)

November 18, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Cherish Exchange foundation a small size placement that partners with Projects Abroad Kenya taking care of over 70 needy children had to arrange a bicycle race over the weekend to raise cash to run the orphanage. Aware of the existing situation, Volunteers working at the place Jessica Kenny (USA) and Nick van del Vel (Belgium) marshaled other Projects Abroad volunteers and friend in helping successfully arrange the race.

 

Having six categories namely elite, black mamba ladies(non geared bike), juniors veterans and school students, the race attracted over 50 participants but despite the low numbers theat turned up the spirit of the orphanage is not dampened. The top ten winners were awarded with over 100,000 kenyan shillings.

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Cycle a thorn to save a life
 

Better late than never!!   (published in India)

November 18, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Metal heath outreach day

On Friday 25th October we went on a medical outreach day with projects abroad. We visited an organisation who offer a free service to those suffering from mental health problems. First of all we went to the organisations office where we had an introduction to the service and had a mediation session. We then split into three smaller groups and went to visit the service users in the community. My group visited a lady who was recovering from schizophrenia. Her and her family had been forced to move from their village to a more rural area due to the woman`s illness. The representative of the organisation acted as a translator so we could ask the lady any questions, we found out she couldn’t read or write and when she was first introduced to the organisation she wouldn’t talk with anyone, not even her family. She lived in the smallest house I have ever seen, with two tiny rooms. She lives there with her husband, son, daughter and two dogs. It was nice to see that she was doing well, she hadn’t had a relapse in over ten months and she seemed very happy.

On the 28th Charlotte and Naomi left to begin their journey back home to cold, wet England. On their last night we all went out to a lovely restaurant called “Phils Bistro” which served incredible Italian American food. It was such a lovely evening. Before they left I went with them to get henna and then we made sure they had everything packed and said goodbye. I was going to miss them so much, but we had planned to meet up in the new year, so we had that to look forward to. The night they left I got a call from heather who had text me earlier saying she was staying at work later due to an operation, I didn’t realise it would be her operation! I couldn’t ...

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Better late than never!!
 

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