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Living in a Host Home and the Importance of Cultural Awareness

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

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Arrival in Nyimba

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

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The Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!

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!

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VSO Pre-Placement Training Day

"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