Monthly Archives: September 2010

Soweto

So, yesterday I returned from a long weekend in Soweto.  My friend from church in Calgary, Colette, was heading back home after a five month stint with Hands at Work.  She was keen on seeing the Apartheid Museum before leaving … Continue reading

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Update!!!

First of all, I want to thank you for reading my blog.  It encourages me to know that so many are following my time here in Africa.  I’ve been uploading pictures to my Facebook but with the slow speed of … Continue reading

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The Unforgettable Weekend

Hey everyone!  Internet has been down at the village the past week or so.  I’m at the Riverside Mall in Nelspruit blogging from an Internet cafe with some loud Afrikaaner boys behind me playing some first person shooting game. So, … Continue reading

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Week One Down!

So, I have finished week one of my orientation.  I may have not mentioned that the first five weeks here are focused learning about Hands at Work’s vision and how they do things, and to figure out where I can … Continue reading

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What is Aid?

Back home, when I was asked why I was going to Africa, I found it a difficult question to answer.  But when I’m by myself, it’s pretty clear to me why I’m here.  Over time, I’ve become connected to people … Continue reading

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Landed in South Africa!

Greetings from the red soil of South Africa.  I arrived here Tuesday afternoon after about 36 hours of travel.  I slept most of yesterday, for which I’m paying the price now, as I’ve been wide awake since 4:00 am.  Our … Continue reading

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