From left: Lungelo, Reed, myself. Lungelo is employed by the Thanda Project--she grew up in the area where our school is situated. Each program in Thanda has one local staff and one foreign volunteer. Reed, who grew up in England and is now in school in the US, began the basketball program which I will take over at the beginning of the new term. Today is homework day, and we are working on an English lesson for those who have no homework.
Work at Thanda Afterschool, Umtwalume, South Africa June 12th 2008 I have now been here for one week: here are some reflections. Apologies if I jump around a bit. These are random fragments from my journal.....
Monday: first day on the job. We load up in the truck: the truck goes straight to the sight and the van goes into town to run a few errands.
The drive to Thanda/Sacred Heart School is breathtaking. A 40 minute drive straight away from the coast ... read more
Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal 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
Last summer I was playing baseball in Lithuania, coaching in Moscow, hitching through Bavaria, and working construction in the South of France. Who knows what this summer will bring.
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