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New Arrivals and Old Departures...   (published in South Africa)

August 9, 2010 by   Comments(0)

Wednesday July 28, 2010

   A couple of weeks ago, one of our pet rats here at the camp gave birth to 9 tiny, bald babies.  Coco, as she has been named, has been looking after her brood day and night as we kept a watchful eye on their progress. 

    It is amazing how quickly these little pink balls have grown in the space of a couple of weeks! They are now fully active, their eyes are open and fur has grown so we decided to let them out of their cage for some fresh air.  The volunteers were captivated by them as they all took turns in holding them - I have never heard as many “Aaaaws” in my life!  It is true though - they are mega-cute.  Our rats have been kept in the tool shed now for a few months and have become regular favourites amongst the volunteers.  It is great to get them up close and personal to these animals to see how they live and interact with one another.  They are very clean animals that have come to enjoy the human attention that is lavished upon them, and looking after their cages and feeding routine has become one of the daily camp duties for the volunteers.


   This week saw the departure of a few of or volunteers, and it was a teary farewell at the airport as we saw them off from their African adventure. Loman from France has been on the conservation project in Legodimo for 4 months and had become something of an institution here.  He was known for always appearing in the morning in his shorts, T-shirt and baseball cap no matter the weather - even when the rest of us were wearing every stitch of clothing we had with us and there was frost on the ground!  Loman, after being on countless bird observation walks, was teaching me all about the amazing ...

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New Arrivals and Old Departures...
New Arrivals and Old Departures...

What a Whopper!   (published in South Africa)

August 9, 2010 by   Comments(0)

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Monday July 26, 2010

   After our return from the Mapungubwe National Park at the weekend, we were greeted by even more new faces as the project finds itself in the middle of it’s busiest period of the year.  There are more British volunteers coming in at the moment, which is a good balance to the many French-speaking young people that have been enjoying their time here in Botswana for many months now.  The “2-week specials” that come for just a fortnight to experience what the project has to offer have arrived in their first batch and are having a blast discovering new friends, new animals and new places every day they are here.  The nightly campfires have grown considerably to accommodate the 24 people that are staying with us here at Legodimo at the moment, and there is much chatting and laughter as they get to know each other and talk about all the things there have seen here. 

   One of our regular French volunteers, Hubert, is an avid fisherman and was delighted to discover an old fishing rod and tackle lurking at the back of one of the supply cupboards recently.  As we are living literally a stones throw away from the Limpopo River, it was a perfect opportunity for him to cast out and see what he could catch.  The first time he wasn’t so successful, but not to be discouraged, a couple of days later he landed a whopping catfish!

   Usually he has a couple of friends with him, but this day he was alone and he realised that the fish was so large, he couldn’t land it by himself.  He started yelling and shouting for help to his friends at the camp a couple of hundred meters away, perhaps not realising that when his pals heard him yelling for help from the crocodile and ...

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What a Whopper!
What a Whopper!

Greetings - Let's start the countdown!!   (published in Mongolia)

August 6, 2010 by   Comments(0)

Hello everyone!

My name is Caitlin Sabean, a Journalism Student from Canada. I'm about to embark on an internship in Mongolia!

I'm so excited! My placement is at the Mongolian National Radio as Editor for a show called "The Voice of Mongolia."

My host family sounds great too. A mother and two daughters, one in high school, one working in the tourist industry.

I'm hoping to write a letter to both my placement and my host family and send it out this weekend. But I also have so much else to do! Packing, immunizations, fees, etc.

Anyways, keep in touch! I always love to chat about travel, culture, arts and FOOD!


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Greetings - Let's start the countdown!!
Greetings - Let's start the countdown!!

Medical Camp - Wadduwa   (published in Sri Lanka)

August 6, 2010 by   Comments(0)

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It was medical camp time again and this time, we had it in Wadduwa Town Hall. We had around 24 volunteers there to help out on the day. Here are a few photos from the event…

Jeffrey busy at work in the pharmacy!

Maryam and Samanthie testing it out on each other before they try it on a patient.

Natasha concentrating hard.


Action stations, people!

The team!


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Medical Camp - Wadduwa
Medical Camp - Wadduwa

Farewell Two Weekers - Second group!   (published in Sri Lanka)

August 6, 2010 by   Comments(0)

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We welcomed another eager group of Two Week special Care and Community volunteers last week. The group have been working at Malamulla Montessori and Moderavilla Tsunami Camp. They have been working extremely hard doing a host of arts and crafts activities and even helping out at a sports meet organised by some Projects Abroad volunteers. Today they went on a shopping trip in Colombo and they will head home tomorrow and Sunday. Thanks for all your hard work guys!

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Farewell Two Weekers - Second group!
Farewell Two Weekers - Second group!

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