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I can’t believe it, but it’s finally over. We spent the last two days pretty much solidly typing to get all of our evaluation reports, project research and updated versions of pretty much every piece of documentation we received before the project finished – but we [...]
With the fifth week of placement over, there’s only two more weeks left of project for the volunteers, and an insane amount still to be done. We’ve got the Arts and Culture Day coming up next week, and while I know it’s going to be an [...]
The days are trickling by ever quicker; time here doesn’t possess the same quality it does when you’re at home or plodding away at uni. It skips by in great chunks; you make it to the end of Wednesday and then all of a sudden it’s [...]
It can be very difficult to wade through all the different volunteering opportunities out there - so here is my handy guide to help you along the way, and make sure your volunteering is valuable.
With the third week in placements done and dusted, we’re officially half way through the project! How on earth has that happened already..? We got the week off to a good start by working on a public holiday (aren’t we saints), heading into Nelspruit and filling in [...]
Another week has passed in a haze of meeting new people, driving blithely at full speed over hidden speedbumps, and a gradually, infinitesimally smaller number of people turning their heads to stare at the white girls in the powder-blue Chevrolet. It gets to midweek before I’ve [...]
Time here goes so fast. ‘South African time’ doesn’t just mean late o’clock (although all credit to our national volunteers, they are very good at being on time); it also seems to mean squeezing a week into the space of a day or two, and all [...]
Well, I’m not really sure where that week went. It’s been hectic, to say the least. Being a Project Coordinator, I have unsurprisingly discovered, is very different from being a volunteer. There is a lot more organisation involved, there is a much greater need to be [...]
Still in Africa, still blogging. We’ve come to the end of our stay at Nelspruit Backpackers (sob), having had an extra day to spend here owing to Toockey (our homestay host)’s seemingly spontaneous weekend trip to Durban. Now it’s onwards to Lekazi, where we’ll be spending [...]