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October 2013

Learning Swahili…….   (published in Kenya)

October 30, 2013 by   Comments(0)

 

Although it is one of our official languages (the other being English) you can easily maneuver through things in the country without having to speak a word of Swahili. Projects Abroad Kenya volunteers are able to teach young children, use public transport, hold conversations with the local people as well as ask for directions in English. Despite all this volunteers have been learning the language, projects abroad Kenya has been arranging private lessons where volunteers can be taught and master the language. Volunteer Nick Van de Vel has been attending these classes every afternoon with the exception of the weekends, he can now make a simple conversation in the language and is still gaining more skills in the language. “it is a wonderful thing to to learn a new language every now and then” says Nick, Swahili is not only spoken in Kenya but also in other parts of Africa including Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and other parts of the continent. The language has its origin from the East African coast where Arab traders, traded and intermarried with the local Bantu people coming up with the language, with over 140 million speakers(according to Wikipedia), the language has also borrowed from English, German, Portuguese and French. Besides Volunteer work, travel and making new friends volunteers can learn Swahili and may be the next you order for your favourite food in a Kenyan restrunt you can do it in Swahili . Karibu Kenya

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Learning Swahili…….https://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/kenya-social-manager/read/312611/learning-swahili
Learning Swahili…….
 

Saving The Mother Giraffe   (published in Kenya)

October 23, 2013 by   Comments(0)

It is the mandate of the Kenya Wildlife Service to treat,  move wild animals in Kenya, this is because the government of the land own the animals regardless of where the animals reside in.even private, community  or government land. Projects Abroad Kenya volunteers working and residing at Kigio Wildlife Conservancy had to call the KWS when during their normal giraffe survey rounds they came a across a calving giraffe. On return the following morning, having had complications in the process the calf had died in the mothers womb. All that was left was to pull it out or leave it and loose the mother too. The KWS medical unit with the help of volunteers and Kigio Wildlife Conservancy rangers, pulled out the calf while saving the life of the giraffe. This particular species the Rostchild giraffe is an endangered one with place like Kigio acting as safe haven for them and a breeding ground.  Despite this loss other calves are growing up in the conservancy under the watchful eye of the volunteers. 

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Saving The Mother Giraffehttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/kenya-social-manager/read/311580/saving-the-mother-giraffe
Saving The Mother Giraffe