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Training Muses   (published in Senegal)

June 19, 2017 by   Comments(0)

Hey!

Welcom back to my blog. Aida and I resently follewed a training for our volunteer work in Senegal. This training included an excirse to get to know ourselfs better, a question hour, a powerpoint presentation about volunteer work in Africa and many tips that can improve your voluntering work at the project. Almost all the people that joint the training where going to work with children. And that is why they also zoomed in on the subject ''bonding with children". Because, the problem of this matter is that the children can get too tight with one of the volunteers wat can lead to psychological problems when the volunteers will leave the project. One of the tips was that you should not foccus on one or two kids, but that you distribute your attention over the whole group.

In the training we also practised a few cases. Example: Being left alone in front of a whole class on your first day. I signed up for this case and did quite a good job, I got the class to listen to me. What is already a good beginning.

Foundation Muses also got a training named "Wijzer met kids" what is all about the development of children in a developing country, bonding with vulnerable children and how to practical prepare a lesson or activity. We also want to follow this training because we think that it will improve our contribution at the project in Saint Louis.

Today we will be focusing on fundraising. Wish us goodluck and you will read from us soon.

BYEBYE!

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Training Museshttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/Seyna/read/435609/training-muses
Training Muses
 

First blog post   (published in Senegal)

June 18, 2017 by   Comments(0)

Hey,

I'm Seyna Diop and I am going to Senegal in November as a volunteer. To work at the general care project in Saint Louis. I will be staying here for 9 weeks. I signed up for this project with one of my closest friends, she is more like a sister to me. Both our dads come from Senegal and our mothers are from the Netherlands. We always wanted to do something for the street children (Talibe's) in Senegal. So we decided to go to Senegal, after our graduation from High-School, for 3 months, visit our famalies and work at a project of Projects Abroad.

Me and my friend Aida Meijer are both seventeen years old and I am turning eighteen at the end of our stay in Senegal. We always lived in the Netherlands and both visited Senegal a few times. We immediatly felt at home and were always sad to leave. Senegal is known for their hospitality (Teranga). They have a Beautiful culture and we are proud to be Senegalese. Living there for a few months is really number one on our bucket list. So we are very excited to join this amazing project and living with our family for 3 months.

Our urge to help the Talibe's originated at a very young age. We used to cry when we were little girls, when we saw children of our own age begging for food and money. Every time a child ran up towards us we wanted to give him/her money. But our parents told us why these kids were living on the streets.

A Talibe is a boy who study's the Koran at a Daara. This education is guided by a teacher, called a Marrabout. In most cases Talibe's leave there family to stay in the Daara. Some Marrabouts instead of teaching the Koran to the Talibe's, force them to go begging for money on the streets. They live under very bad and and dangerous circumstances. What can lead to diseases, injuries, death, ...

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First blog posthttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/Seyna/read/435594/first-blog-post
First blog post
 

Training Muses   (published in Senegal)

June 18, 2017 by   Comments(0)

Hi!

Welcom back to my blog. Seyna and I resently follewed a training for our volunteer work in Senegal. This training included an excirse to get to know ourselfs better, a question hour, a powerpoint presentation about volunteer work in Africa and many tips that can improve your voluntering work at the project. Almost all the people that joint the training where going to work with children. And that is why they also zoomed in on the subject ''bonding with children". Because, the problem of this matter is that the children can get too tight with one of the volunteers wat can lead to psychological problems when the volunteers will leave the project. One of the tips was that you should not foccus on one or two kids, but that you distribute your attention over the whole group.

In the training we also practised a few cases. Example: Being left alone in front of a whole class on your first day. Seyna signed up for this case and did a great job, she got the class to listen to her. What is already a good beginning.

Foundation Muses also got a training named "Wijzer met kids" what is all about the development of children in a developing country, bonding with vulnerable children and how to practical prepare a lesson or activity. We also want to follow this training because we think that it will improve our contribution at the project in Saint Louis.

Today we will be focusing on fundraising. Wish us goodluck and you will read from us soon.  

BYEBYE!

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Training Museshttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/Aida/read/435587/training-muses
Training Muses
 

First blog post   (published in Senegal)

June 8, 2017 by   Comments(0)

Hey, I'm Aida Meijer and i am going to Senegal in November as a volunteer. To work at the general care project in Saint Louis. I will be staying here for 9 weeks. I signed up for this project with one of my closest friends, she is more like a sister to me. Both our dads come from Senegal and our mothers are from the Netherlands. We always wanted to do something for the street children (Talibe's) in Senegal. So we decided to go to Senegal, after our graduation from High-School, for 3 months, visit our famalies and work at a project of Projects Abroad. 

Me and my friend Seyna Diop are both seventeen years old and Seyna is turning eighteen at the end of our stay in Senegal. We always lived in the Netherlands and both visited Senegal a few times. We immediatly felt at home and were always sad to leave. Senegal is known for their hospitality (Teranga). They have a Beautiful culture and we are proud to be Senegalese. Living there for a few months is really number one on our bucket list. So we are very excited to join this amazing project and living with our family for 3 months.

Our urge to help the Talibe's originated at a very young age. We used to cry when we were little girls, when we saw children of our own age begging for food and money. Every time a child ran up towards us we wanted to give him/her money. But our parents told us why these kids were living on the streets.

A Talibe is a boy who study's the Koran at a Daara. This education is guided by a teacher, called a Marrabout. In most cases Talibe's leave there family to stay in the Daara. Some Marrabouts instead of teaching the Koran to the Talibe's, force them to go begging for money on the streets. They live under very bad and and dangerous circumstances. What can lead to ...

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First blog posthttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/Aida/read/435226/first-blog-post
First blog post
 

Essential Items for your stay in Senegal   (published in Senegal)

August 17, 2015 by   Comments(4)

Does not include the obvious like suncream (P20) First Aid kit, rehydration sachets etc.

Mosquito net – even if you’re told there are few mosquitos, it’s essential to stop flies and cockroaches landiing on you and disturbing your sleep! Also if you share a room it gives you a sense of your own space. Caribeners – Clip everything you can to your bag or yourself, then you can wander the market safe in the knowledge that they can try & pickpocket you but wont get very far!

Water filter – For when the water is a bit suspect. We get bottled water delivered to our house each week, but if in doubt “Tap Safe” will filter 1000l with each replaceable filter & is no bigger that a standard water bottle www.drinksafe-systems.co.uk

Blue Tac / screw hooks / mini bulldog clips – Takes up no space & allows you to personalise your room & hang, clip & tie your para cord / photos & French verb reminders!! J

Para Cord – I have used aver 20m erecting both my & my housemates mosquito nets. I have also fashioned a clothes line for my towel & sweaty clothes to dry L

Leatherman / Swiss Army knife – Essential for cutting said paracord / apples etc.! Spork – A must for those biscuit / nutella snacking oppurtunities & saves you getting chocolate spread in your Leatherman!

Dry bag – great for it’s intended purpose & also to keep those cockroaches off your stash of biscuits!!

Baby Wipes – Instant shower when the water runs out!

Cooling water spray - A luxury but if you can fit it in your bag you’ll thank me when the electricity goes off & you are trying to sleep without your fan!!

Cover for your toothbrush – Keep those pesky cockroaches off your toothbrush

Marker pen – Useful for ...

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Essential Items for your stay in Senegal
 

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