Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Swaziland.


Aug 7: Chapter 11 – Learning and Growing

Posted in Swaziland on August 7, 2013

My mom would always tell us when we were sick, "too much excitement eh?". It turns out that the party last night may have been a little too much fun for some of us. This morning had Tommy and Kelly down for the count and Chris and Mirella not far behind.

Our mission today was to plant a vegetable garden for the children at the SACRO Drop-in-Centre. With a quick stop at the local garden nursery we gathered the spinach, peppers, lettuce and cabbage seedlings. Once at the Drop-in-Centre Mirella, Chris, Bob and I set to work on clearing and tilling the earth. In contrast to previous days this one found us with tools in excess. Within a few hours we had created a beautiful 15 x 30 veggie garden.

With some time to spare in the afternoon we made an impromptu visit to one of the local pre-schools that Rob and Gillian had visited earlier in the day. The children were just beginning to eat lunch and our arrival seemingly halted all thoughts of eating. Each of us found our place and the children found our laps. And our hearts. We had such a wonderful time that we're going back with the rest of the crew on Friday.


Lesson of the Day: Seedlings come in all shapes, sizes, and flavours. And they all need watering!

Disclaimer: I swear my brownies had nothing to do with half the team being sick!

Anya Malda
DWC Participant
August 2013,Swaziland

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