Month: July 2016

Sad day leaving the creche :(

Greetings to all, hope everything is going well on your ends. Last night was one for the record books, hail, lightning, and so much wind through out the night. No worries though by 8 am it was bright and sunny and ready for creche work. Today could not have been a more beautiful day to…



Happy Bday Michelle!

, What’s up fam?! I apologize for the lack of interwebz. When we get back to Durban, I will do a full photo dump from this past week! The past two days have been incredible! Yesterday at the old creche, we continued to make brick after brick, as well as putting up the walls of…



First day at the creche

  Greetings fam, back again to tell you about today’s events. This morning we left for the creche in Dukuduku village and split the group up between the old creche and the new creche. At our old creche is where we spend the day mixing cement making blocks. We are also mixing cement to lay…



Dancing and midday cruises

Good evening one and all, starting off the day with a walk on a small trail through some jungle and made our way to a Hippo and croc cruise. On lake St. Lucia there is a population of over 600 hippos with crocodiles and even bull sharks that have been trapped there when they closed…



St. Lucia Lovin!

Hello to one and all, we’re back to civilization once again and access to my laptop with wifi! The past 4 days at the game reserve went by in an absolute blur.  When we arrived Monday we broke off in teams to learn the value of teamwork in the African bush, very important for  tracking…



Cheetah Mishaps

Hello friends, families, and pets of these wonderful volunteers. This is team leader Justin bringing you all the hottest and latest gossip from south africa! We have volunteers from all around the world representing, China, Australia, Canada, England, and the United States! Our first day has almost come to a wrap! We woke up bright…



Final Day and Last goodbyes

Hello, Today is the final day of the program and everyone went back to Durban to await their flights back home to their loved ones. Yesterday we went to Cape Vidol and hung out on the beach the whole day swimming and playing soccer. Even with not ideal weather, these volunteers won’t let anything get…



Last day at the Creche means PARTY TIME!!

Morning everyone! Today is our last work day at the two creche’s. I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. We began the morning at the Old Creche with more brick making, laying bricks for the secondary classroom, and adding our red hand prints around the frame of the window on the soup kitchen….



Creche party and lions! (not at the same time of course)

The last couple of days have completely flew by, after meeting Rambo and his family at the elephant encounter we headed back to the game reserve where we split up the groups again to go rhino tracking or to do a game count! Unfortunately the other group did not see a rhino, saw all of…



Gettin them hot dealz at the market

Another fun filled day of work at the crèche. Today we were able to put the roof on the soup kitchen at the old crèche, as well as continue with brick making. At the new crèche we finished painting the exterior of the existing classroom, and finished filling in the floor of the new soup…



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