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Heading Home!

I’m sitting in the house about to load up the car with stuff. There are five of us leaving today, one leaving tomorrow, two leaving Tuesday, and the rest leave next weekend. The last three days have been really amazing. Drew and I had the BEST camp we…

Day 3 of Kapadzera and home is around the corner

Today was our final day working at Kapadzera school. I was really proud of our group since we really had a lot of energy today considering how rough it’s been with volunteers getting sick on and off. I videotaped our morning songs, so if I find a way…

First day at Kapadzera school

Today was our first day at Kapadzera school. We were joined by a new translator today, Amon, who replaced Owen since he was struggling with some of the translations. Lately we’ve been taking the Land Rovers instead of the bus since they’re so much easier to…

Ah, rest!

Today is Sunday and we’re finally able to relax and have a lazy day. Yesterday I started feeling so much better (even though I’m terribly congested), so it’s been¬†nice to enjoy it here again! We finished up teaching at Balangombe school which went…

Sickness Prevails

Day two of being really sick. I had to stay home from the school today due to feeling horribly sick. I ate lots of fruit and slept pretty much all day, and right before everyone got home from camp I woke up in sweats. Now I feel ssoooooo much better…

Safari: Amazing.

It’s day 4 of safari and we’ve just returned home from the trip. Obama is now President of the U.S. (we heard from NUMEROUS people as we headed home… they absolutely LOVE him here!) which we watched on YouTube since we don’t…

Safari day 2: Beautiful!

This morning is beautiful! So far in the camp we’ve seen baboons (TONS), white-tailed mongrels, monkeys, hippos (which really freak me out!), crocodiles, elephants, and lots of strange birds. Last night I got pretty freaked out because the hippos and elephants walk around outside the chalets at…

Safari day 1: Almost a total disaster

The first day of safari was definitely an adventure! We loaded up the bus and one of the World Camp Land Rovers at 7:30am and started on our trip to Zambia. About an hour in, we stopped at a gas station and one of the volunteers, Jay, saw a…

Two days of Namitete and a home-stay. Chickens anyone?

What an adventure the last 24 hours have been! Yesterday was day two at Namitete. The second day is when we split up the boys and girls to do empowerment discussions. Monica and I were assigned to 40 girls, which is a HUGE number for empowerment. Considering the numbers, everything…

Day 1 at Namitete: Just awesome.

Today was the first day at Namitete school. It went almost perfectly. The day started really rainy, but by the time we had gotten to the school the sun had come out. We had a moment of breathing time on the bus (one of our coordinators is a yoga teacher…