In the news this week.... January 29th 2008 Well, I have been trying very hard to keep up with the news both here and back in Canada, but it has been quite disheartening in both places. Canadian news headlines seem to be full of Freezing Weather, Terrible Car Accidents, Teenage Murders, and many other depressing things (including non-stop headlines about Britney Spears). The world headlines are full of Kenyan Violence, and the US Recessio ... read more
Africa » South Africa After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
Shauna and I spent 2008 in South Africa volunteering at "The Seed of Hope" - a humanitarian aid program in Bhekulwandle, SA. We met a lot of fantastic people, made some great friends, experienced an exciting culture, and saw a lot of the beautiful country. We wrote these Blogs partly to keep our family and friends informed, but mostly because it was a way to process, understand and record all that we experienced and learned. We learned a lot! We hope you do too.
Check out www.theseedofhope.org for info on the Seed of Hope and its programs.
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