Today we drove to Grahamstown to jump out of planes. It was awesome! I’ve actually done it before, 10 years ago in Switzerland and it was just as great as I remember. Unfortunately there was a problem with my copy of the video and photos from my jump so they’re going to send me a new one so I’ll have to post all the good … Continue reading Today’s adventure: Skydiving!!
Today’s South African adventure was microlighting, which I had never heard of before but it was so much fun! We flew out to the coast and back and saw some giraffe, zebra and even dolphins. I got to steer on the way back which was pretty hard but fun. Me and my copilot Control Panel The foot rest/accelerator thing that I wasn’t supposed to touch … Continue reading Today’s Adventure: Microlighting!
Today was my last day with the kids since I’m leaving on Saturday and we are off on Thursdays and Fridays. Here was the schedule for today Here’s some pano shots of the two sections. big kids and little kids. Here’s some proof that I actually helped out with the little kids and babies every day too. Here is my feeding method. But mostly we … Continue reading Last day with the kiddos
The normal teacher came in late today so we were in charge of the lessons and the children today by ourselves. Wow, what a challenge to put it lightly. The kids were completely out of control. I was in charge of the main teaching and the other volunteers assisted with the discipline but they defintely do not listen to us when the normal teacher is … Continue reading Teacher in Charge Today
This morning we helped the school kids with their math lesson It was all too much for Bongo… Waiting for Teacher to check their work Daily recitations of the alphabet, numbers, seasons, days of the week and months of the year. Both in group and individually Puzzle time! Picture time! Continue reading A little Math on a Monday
Woke up this morning with this little guy trying to open my window! Thank god it was completely closed. Only in Africa… Continue reading African Wake Up Call
Today we had a birthday party for the twins who turned 8 on Friday. We celebrated with cake Presents! And lots and lots of balloons! Me and the birthday boys Today was also my last day working with the orphans. So even though it was a fun birthday party it was really hard for me to leave today. I never knew how much these kids … Continue reading Birthday Party for the Twins!
Today we spent over six hours with the orphans. It was fun but I am completely exhausted now. We were there early enough to help with lunch. Then we made masks ”You’re gonna hear me ROAR wo oh oh oh oh oh” Then we played with hopping frogs Some of us were very tired or just tired of the papparazzi Others wanted to dance and … Continue reading A long day with the orphans
There were no neighborhood fights today so that was a plus. We didn’t hear anything else about the fight either so hopefully everything ended up okay. So today we had some lessons with the kids, played legos and puzzles and played outside. And there was lots of dancing with mini speakers but unfortunately I don’t know how to upload videos here so You’ll have to … Continue reading Much calmer day today!
So today Alicia and I got a bit of a scare in the afternoon when there was a crazy neighborhood fight outside the school. It started when two adults started beating each other up outside the gate and of course everyone ran to watch Then they ran away and we thought it was over. Oh, were we wrong! One man came back with a huge … Continue reading The first day of lessons and a neighborhood fight!