An intern’s perspective… Day #6

Today we say goodbye to the village of Glenjini and its truly wonderful people. The day starts super early as we have so much to prepare for the ‘Day of Hope’. The event is set in the school’s playground. We have circus tents located around the grounds. The playground is fenced off and the area is split into different sections. We have a children’s area, an adult area and a food parcel pick up. Fortunately for me I was asked to work in the children’s area. After a marvelous week playing, laughing and singing with these children, it would be an absolute honour to serve them.
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An intern’s perspective… Day #4

Day 4 (18/08/11) With seven team members down on Wednesday night due to illness, we were so pleased to see that everyone had made a full recovery by the next morning. The day started incredibly well; we were all so motivated to serve the people of Glenjini. As the minibus bumped along the cracked and dusty road, we soon arrived at the home of an elderly. Today the team painted the entire exterior of her house as well as the garden fence and gate. Liuba being a decisive women, she knew exactly how she wanted us to help her. We all worked tirelessly so we could finish her beautiful home. Liuba told us she was a widow. Her children moved…

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An intern’s perspective… Day #3

Day 3 (17/08/11) As the bus parks into the school courtyard, grey skies hang over the village. Many team members are weary as sleep deprivation plagues their bodies. Today could be a challenging day! As the workload got dispersed among the team, I learned that I had the privilege of getting to serve a family. When we arrived at the family home we were greeted with sincere love and kindness. We were given the honour of meeting the family, using our translator to break the language barrier. The family was composed of three girls, ages ranging between eleven months and seventeen years. The family home was falling apart. The ceilings of the house were rotten while the windows and doors…

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