Wednesday 15th January – creche day followed by a trip to the Zulu Cultural Village.

Unlike yesterday today was hot! The sun was out shinning bright and hot even at 9am. Fortunately we had managed to finish the really tough manual work yesterday. Mind you, we still had lots to do.

Today we were scrapping and sanding down the ceiling boards,

Lexie, Grace and Kimberly started on the sanding of the ceiling boards.

Lexie, Grace and Kimberly started on the sanding of the ceiling boards.

we needed to sand down and varnish the jungle gym

Peixi, Danni, Dan and Jemma sanding down the jungle gym.

Peixi, Danni, Dan and Jemma sanding down the jungle gym.

Peixi, Danni and Gemma varnishing the jungle gym.

Peixi, Danni and Gemma varnishing the jungle gym.

and we needed to put the ceiling up.

Mark, Bill and Jessa helping Sia to put up the ceiling boards.

Mark, Bill and Jessa helping Sia to put up the ceiling boards.

Jess and Georgia helping Franz with the plastering

Jess and Georgia helping Franz with the plastering

After all of that, if we still had time we could paint the walls inside the creche! Everyone was raring to go and they all got stuck in straight away.

After lunch we headed back to St Lucia as we were off to the nearby Zulu Cultural Village for the afternoon.

We visited the Sangoma (Traditional Healer) in the modern village, which has about 17,000 inhabitants and a couple of the girls had their fortune told.

Visiting the Sangoma in the Zulu Village

Visiting the Sangoma in the Zulu Village

We then went into the Cultural Village to learn about how the Zulu’s used to live in their traditional way. The volunteers got involved by helping with the grass mat weaving,

Kimberly leaning how to weave a grass mat.

Kimberly leaning how to weave a grass mat.

trying on the various different outfits that are worn by the Zulu men and women depending on their marital status,

Chief Muzi (Mark) and Wandile (Bill) as Zulu warriors

Chief Muzi (Mark) and Wandile (Bill) as Zulu warriors

Trying on the different Zulu outfits

Trying on the different Zulu outfits

trying out some stick fighting abd getting up and shaking it with the Zulu Dancers!

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Mark and Dan stick fighting

Mark stick fighting a real Zulu Warrior.

Mark stick fighting a real Zulu Warrior.

Bill giving it his all in the stick fighting.

Bill giving it his all in the stick fighting.

The Zulu dancers

The Zulu dancers

Caitlin showing us how it is really done.

Caitlin showing us how it is really done.

Bill gets the award for the most enthusiastic dancer! Fantastic effort Bill!

Bill gets the award for the most enthusiastic dancer! Fantastic effort Bill!

Everyone had a great evening and all seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves.

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