Lots of wonderful people have donated books, games, crafts, crayons and markers for the children. I am looking forward to seeing their faces when they receive all the gifts. I leave in 6 days and I can hardly hold in my excitement.Read more
Today in honour of the Ashes:- A cricket bat was made. Not your standard Gray Nichols, or Kookaburra. This cricket bat was fashioned of the front of an old drawer, a garden hoe handle, 1 nail, and about 50m of the finest duct tape available. The wickets, well they were made from taping 2x water bottles on top of each other, then mounting them on a polystyrene box.Read more
Today is 57 days until Kenya... I get more excited each day. Wondering about the experiences I will have when I am there and how this will volunteer work will change me perspective, and will I be able to make a little bit of a difference?
In any case I will go to Kenya with an open mind and an open heart, open to giving and receiving, no expectations.
So overjoyed that Kevin is coming with me - this is going to be so great!Read more
I'm not due to embark on my journey until July of 2014. I wish it were tomorrow,but I thought I would post my first blog today for motivation.
My friend's and most of my family are very excited for me. Some people think I'm crazy, and other's just don't get it.
Within the last year I have realized what I wanted to do with my life. I want to help people. I've always been interested in volunteering and I have decided that now is the right time to do it.Read more
I have done a lot of travelling in the last few days as I have moved sites and been to a couple of places. I guess the closest things you get to public transport here are the matatus, which are the minibus taxis that are good for journeys of an hour or two (but not more as you are crammed in with twice the official capacity of the bus), and the Post Bus service, which takes passengers and post all across the country and is the safest way of getting around the country.Read more
It's been a while since I updated this and all of a sudden I only have two weeks left!! The weekend didn't turn out to be a quiet one, went with a group to an elephant orphanage at Pinnawala. It was a nice concept, but still basically a tourist attraction - one of the scheduled attractions was bottle feeding baby elephants. This sounds super cute but in reality, the elephants have to be restrained and it was in a cement area with a fence so spectators could watch. So when people looked shocked, I do wonder what they expected...Read more
Well I am finally getting a few minutes to enter my 1st blog! Since booking the program things have been crazy between placement, fundraising and trying to do work in general!
I have had 2 great starts to fundraising my money for my trip, selling sweets and crocheted items appears to be my calling!! My family have been great and have helped me get on my feet by buying supplies and paying for stall tables as well as crocheting minion hats galore!!Read more