Busy preparing for participant arrival

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March 24th 2007
Published: March 24th 2007
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Staff teams have been busy preparing for participant arrival in just under a week’s time. Julian, our logistics manager, has been sorting the supplies for each team during phase one. Delights in store include oats, luncheon meat, tuna and soya mince. For those with a sweet tooth, plenty of tasty treats, from Bar-Ones and cereal snacks to tinned peaches and custard.

Earlier this week saw the project managers from each alpha group set off for their project sites across the country to ensure everything is in place for their teams’ arrival on 1 April. Some saw kudu, ostrich and oryx while they set up camp for the night. The Cape Cross team spotted (and smelt!) plenty of seals, of the many thousands that will become their friends over the next few weeks. And the school team met the friendly locals of Onameya who mucked in to help clear their camp site.

Over this weekend all staff will embark on soft skills training then have a well earned day off to explore Windhoek before host country, international and UK participants arrive and field base becomes a much busier place.

We include photos below which show the hive of activity that’s been taking place, from sorting food supplies and plotting routes on maps for the trekking challenge, to checking tents for faults. One or two staff also decided to do ‘a Britney’ to keep them cool and save on shampoo!

Until next time when we will be telling you more about our participants and their first deployment, perhaps pass this blog address on to friends and families with a few months to spare who may be seeking a Raleigh experience!

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2nd April 2007

Well done Kate - it looks great - you okay?

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