It's about time! - Shauna's Side of the Story August 24th 2008 Hey, it's Shauna writing to update you on our lives here in South Africa. Scott should be back next time with his sense of humour and tear inducing stories, though. I've proven that Scott should be in charge of the blogging duties, since it's taken me over a month to finish this entry.
I'm sorry it's so lengthy, we've had so many great experiences here so it's difficult to choose just a few to ... read more
Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Bhekulwandle 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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