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Change of Plan

Since April I have known that I would be living and working in Mitchell House in Limpopo, South Africa. I would be a teaching assistant in life skill classes for children with mental and physical disabilities. I would be living with 3 other volunteers in a flat on site.  As of today, my placement has changed. (read more)

Placement Confirmed

On Friday I received an email giving me details of my placement. It has been confirmed that I will be leaving for South Africa in the first week of September. I will be living and working at Mitchell House school. (read more)

Goodbye Dreadlocks

After wanting dreadlocks for over 4 years last March I finally got them. Just over a year later I’ve spent between 15-20 hours this week picking them out. Anyone who knows me, knows exactly how much I loved them and took so much pride in having them. This post is to explain why I had to remove them and what that has to do with my year in South Africa. (read more)

Nelson Mandela Day

Today is Nelson Mandela’s birthday, the former president of South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison for attempting to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. He was the first black South African president and worked hard on human rights and to bringing peace to South Africa after the apartheid was brought down. (read more)