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"Philisa Abafazi Children's Programme" by Shelley Smith (US)!   (published in South Africa)

July 22, 2010 by   Comments(0)

Another great video by US volunteer Shelley Smith.  This one focuses on the children of her Care/Teaching Project "Philisa Abafazi Bethu" in Lavendar Hill.  If you're interested to know more - visit the Project's website http://www.philisaabafazi.org (also updated by volunteers)! 

 

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"Philisa Abafazi Children's Programme" by Shelley Smith (US)!https://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/southafrica-social-manager/read/8207/philisa-abafazi-childrens-programme-by-shelley-smith-us
"Philisa Abafazi Children's Programme" by Shelley Smith (US)!
 

US volunteer’s video documentary of her Care/Teaching Project!   (published in South Africa)

July 22, 2010 by   Comments(0)

US Volunteer Shelley Smith filmed and edited this awesome video for her Care/Teaching Project "Philisa Abafazi Bethu".  It documents the work the Women's Programme does and the involvement that Projects Abroad volunteers have with the project and amazing people there. Well done Shelley!!!

 

 

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US volunteer’s video documentary of her Care/Teaching Project!https://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/southafrica-social-manager/read/8206/us-volunteers-video-documentary-of-her-careteaching-project
US volunteer’s video documentary of her Care/Teaching Project!
 

Book Fairy Has a Novel Dream,(Jamaica) Written by Alison Johnson (UK Parenting and Education volunteer)   (published in Jamaica)

July 21, 2010 by   Comments(0)

BY HOOK OR BY BOOK: Alison Johnson hopes to collect 3,000 books for the impoverished Jamaican town of Albion and eventually raise enough money to build a library to house them in.

A mother of four has started the long process of building a library for an impoverished Jamaican community – one book at a time. Alison Johnson, 44, spent two weeks on the Caribbean island in April volunteering on a parenting and education programme. In the poor rural town of Albion she was touched by the poverty and lack of resources children and adults had access to. Mrs. Johnson, from Mitchley Avenue, Sanderstead, was particularly moved when she handed a four-year-old boy a book.

“He looked like I'd given him gold, his mouth was wide open," she recalled. I thought 'this is crazy'. I think in our society we have such an abundance of books they have become invisible. To read is to know and I think we take it for granted how a book can change our life”. "Everyone has at least one book lying around they don't read any more, so I'm like the book fairy, collecting as many as I can!"

Mrs. Johnson, who works with disaffected youths in Croydon, has been inundated with donations since returning to Britain and has collected more than 500 books so far. Her aim is to collect around 3,000 books, which she will have shipped out to Jamaica.

In the long term she hopes to raise enough money to build the town a library in which the books can be stored. She said: "It will be an ongoing project, but I think 3,000 is enough for the first delivery and should keep everyone happy for a bit.”People are being generous. I think it appeals to people because everyone's always asking for money, so to ask for a book is quite different. "Here we can pick one up cheaply at bookshops, charity shops ...

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Book Fairy Has a Novel Dream,(Jamaica) Written by Alison Johnson (UK Parenting and Education volunteer)https://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/jamaica-social-manager/read/8159/book-fairy-has-a-novel-dreamjamaica-written-by-alison-johnson-uk-parenting-and-education-volunteer
Book Fairy Has a Novel Dream,(Jamaica) Written by Alison Johnson (UK Parenting and Education volunteer)
 

“3, 2, 1, bungee!!!” - French volunteer conquers her fears!   (published in South Africa)

July 21, 2010 by   Comments(0)

 

Hi, my name is Sonia from Cameroon, and I am preparing for a Master 1 International Business and Management Company in a business school in Paris (ESCGParis). As part of my studies I had to do a professional internship abroad and especially in English speaking countries. Being African, but wanting to connect with a variety of cultures, I was keen for a rich experience and to discover the story of a great African country while improving my English.  Therefore, I decided to go to South Africa for 4.5 magical months. I’ve been in Cape Town for over two months now and working as a Business volunteer in “Signet Licensing and Marketing”, so I still have till the end of August (my departure) to enjoy my time here.

To fully experience our adventure in South Africa, with some friends we decided to go to Plettenberg Bay (to the Bloukrans bridge) to do the highest bungee jump in the world (216m). Before going there, I was very motivated and very ambitious about the idea of jumping. But on the way, the more we approached the destination, the more I doubted my courage to do it.

Once we arrived, I was more afraid, especially when I saw from far the bridge and the people who jumped and shouted! I had a great moment of hesitation before final registration. When we went finally to the bridge, there was some music to relax the atmosphere, but I always stayed tight (laughs) in seeing some people change their minds at the last minute and turn around!

When my turn finally came, I felt more pressure rise and the staff reassured me by telling me that it’s just a jump, it’s safe and I’ll be proud of myself after that.  So I finally jumped screaming and crying because I was so scared, but I did it and I am very proud of ...

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“3, 2, 1, bungee!!!” - French volunteer conquers her fears!
 

Feliz dia del amigo!!! Happy Friend's day!   (published in Argentina)

July 20, 2010 by   Comments(1)

On July 20th of each year El Día del Amigo (Friend’s Day) celebrations take place in Argentina.

The idea for Friend's Day goes back to Argentine teacher, musician, and dentist Enrique Febbraro, who lobbied to turn the anniversary of the first moon landing into an international day of friendship, along his Rotary Club de Once, in Buenos Aires. He saw that for once in their lives around the world people were united and thought that this "big step for mankind" should really be remembered through a celebration as important as Christmas or New Year.

Febbraro argued that on this particular day, the whole world had been friends of the three astronauts and wrote a thousand letters to people around the world, suggesting that July 20th should become the day in which we would celebrate friendship. He received 700 responses and from the moment he founded the Friend's Day.

The first official recognition of the day came with decree No. 235/79 by the government of the province of Buenos Aires, which authorized the celebration and gave it official nature.

“A friend is someone you can count on, someone you can trust, someone you can rely on, someone who is always there in good times and bad times.”

“Friendship is based on trust and respect”

In Argentina, Friend's Day is often a good excuse for a common friendly gathering, though people also employ the day to get in contact with old and seldom-met friends and greet them. Though Friend's Day has always been respected, in recent years it has turned into a very popular mass phenomenon. In 2005, too many well-wishing friends led to a temporary breakdown of the mobile phone network in the cities of Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Córdoba and Rosario, comparable to the one experienced in 2004 on Christmas ...

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Feliz dia del amigo!!! Happy Friend's day!
 

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