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Volunteers experience in Swaziland. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Aug 10: Chapter 14 – Parting is Bitter Sweet

Posted in Swaziland on August 13, 2013

Our final day.  Rob, Gillian and Tommy headed out early today to tie up some last minute loose ends at SACRO while the rest of us enjoyed a more leisurely start to the day.  Once we were all back together we headed off to the Pre-School in Mbabane for a visit with the little ones.  Read More…

Aug 9: Chapter 13 – A Walk On The Serious Side

Posted in Swaziland on August 9, 2013

Bright eyed and not so bushy tailed we all gathered around the newly installed garage doors at SACRO for a serious photo op. Word has it that we’re going to be in the local newspaper tomorrow. Hopefully it will be some good advertisement for SACRO and hopefully Shadrack isn’t too offended that he’s not in Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…

Aug 6: Chapter 10 – Victory is Ours!

Posted in Swaziland on August 7, 2013

We arrived on site today to find that Shadrack worked on Saturday and managed to successfully install two new garage doors. Rumour has it that this was SACRO’s way of apologizing for being so disorganized at the beginning of the week. Really our suspicion is that Shadrack just wanted to work in peace and without Read More…

Aug 5: Chapter 9 Part 2 – With Nothing Else to Do…

Posted in Swaziland on August 7, 2013

With the rest of the afternoon open six of the group members decided to hire our friend, Muzi, to drive us to Mozambique for dinner. For the group this makes three countries in less than three weeks. As we travelled to the Swazi/Mozambique border, we experienced one of the most breathtaking sunsets ever. It looked Read More…

Aug 5: Chapter 9 Part 1 – The Harmonizing of Culture

Posted in Swaziland on August 6, 2013

After a relaxed start to the morning, Rob headed off to celebrate the baptism of a good friend’s child. The rest of us visited the nearby traditional Swazi Cultural Village. We had an informative tour and learned about traditions, practices, and family relationships. We were then serenaded and entertained with singing and dancing. As we Read More…

Aug 4: Chapter 8 – Lions, Rhinos and Elephans… Oh My!

Posted in Swaziland on August 6, 2013

Today was way ‘funner!’ After dropping Rob off at the S.O.S. Children’s Village in Siteki the seven of us headed to Hlane in search of the Big 5 (Elephants, Rhinos, Lions, Leopards, and the ever popular Water Buffalo). With time to spare before the safari we spent some time bonding at the local watering hole, Read More…

Aug 3: Chapter 7 – All Hail the King!

Posted in Swaziland on August 6, 2013

While Shadrack and Rob stayed on at the work site today, the rest of the group headed for a cultural experience with the King. Thousands of Swazi people and seven white people (plus maybe four others) gathered on royal ground (including cow dung; therefore it is royal cow dung). Today the King was disbanding the Read More…

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