Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Swaziland.


Aug 8: Chapter 12 – Variety is the Spice of Life

Posted in Swaziland on August 8, 2013



Today was a mishmash of all sorts of activity. Some of us assembled new numbers and signage for each unit at SACRO (kudos to Gillian for her computer pizazz, painting skills and ability to spell). Our hope is that this will help increase business and curb appeal. As a result of today's activities the energy of the current renters seemed positive. They seemed appreciative and are looking forward to marketing their skills. While that was going on, others of us assisted in editing a Grant Proposal and a Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Health (by 'others' I mean Kelly, who was completely in his professor zone). The Grant would enable SACRO to further it's mission in working with at-risk youth. And while that was going on, Chris and I were off in search of age appropriate toys for our re-visit to the pre-school for Friday. In the process we found ourselves accompanied by five children who were on their way home from school. We had an impromptu tea party on the lovely grounds of the Road Lodge, aka the shaded portion of the parking lot by the security guard's hut. After having our fill of tea and cookies (aka chips and juice) and some photo ops, our little friends took their goody bags (some oranges) and were on their way. A good time was had by all!

Lesson of the Day: Every little bit helps. Do what you can when you can.

Disclaimer: If you're ever invited to my place for dinner don't be surprised if you're served chips and juice (aka brownies and wine).

Anya Malda
DWC Participant
August 2013, Swaziland

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