Cultural Awareness is the foundation of communication and it involves the ability of standing back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions. Living in a Host Home is one of the most important aspects of being on a project like VSO. We have not come to Zambia to live in… Continue reading Living in a Host Home and the Importance of Cultural Awareness
It has now been a week since I arrived in Zambia, and this weekend we began our journey to Nyimba. The first week consisted of our team leader training, and we all separated on Saturday and departed for our communities. The two girls I travelled with, Larissa and Sarah, both left the hotel at 4am… Continue reading Arrival in Nyimba
Hello everyone. It's nice to have you joining me for my first in-country blog post about living and volunteering in Zambia. It's been a bit of a whirlwind few days so far, but I'm excited to share it with you all. Preparation before hand went well until it was time to fly out. As volunteers,… Continue reading Life in Lusaka
Hello everyone. I've been nominated for a blogging award which is extremely popular in the 'blogosphere' world. The Liebster Award is one that recognises and discovers new bloggers. I've been nominated by the lovely Mika, whose blog you can find right here! The aim of this post in particular is to let you learn a little bit… Continue reading The Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!
"Fighting poverty through volunteering" For the last four days, I've been shacked up in a hotel in the middle of nowhere with some of the most inspiring people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. If you're a regular follower of my blog, you'll have seen previously that I was selected to lead a team… Continue reading VSO Pre-Placement Training Day
VSO International - also know as Voluntary Service Overseas is an organisation whose main purpose is to fight poverty in many countries overseas. They do this by sending volunteers to communities in need, where they help to educate and inform, and make a positive difference. VSO volunteers aim to improve education, health and liveliness, and… Continue reading A Journey With VSO
The schools are shutting down for summer, the nights are getting longer and the kids are bored senseless. 2 months off school for the young ones presents a challenge to many a mother and father who still have to work throughout the summer. 'Back in the day', mum and dad brought me and my four… Continue reading Is My Name on the List?