Day #11 & #12

Hello again! Wednesday and Thursday last week I spent at Fikelela as well. The routine for the days I’m at Fikelela goes as follows: Every Tuesday and Thursday Ed and Heather pick me up to either go to the mall or to go to an internet cafe 🙂 At Fikelela, my ‘job’ is to help […]

Reach Out: Fikelela

Hey everyone! I thought I would just post a more factual post with some information on Fikelela Children’s Centre, where I am currently volunteering and will do so for the next 4 weeks. Fikelela Children’s Centre is located in Mandela Park, in Khayelitsha, a township 20 minutes east from Cape Town city. In Xhosa (the […]

Day 10: Artichokes and Aquariums

Haha, artichokes and aquariums don’t really have anything to do with each other (except their first letter), but I just wanted to let everyone know that I tasted my first artichoke on Tuesday! I think I’ll spare you the details, but there is a slightly bigger picture that I want to get to. It’s that […]

Day #9: Hospitals and Hearts

Molo! (Hello; I’m soon fluent in Xhosa) Monday was a very eventful day filled with a great learning experience. Ed had planned a whole day for all nine of us, me and the eight Norwegian nursing students. The day started off at a state (not private) hospital, Groote Schuur, which is located in Cape Town […]

My crib!

Just thought I would show you my living conditions these days. I’ll give a full description of the whole Broadland’s Farm soon, but I’ve barely had any time to explore the area with so much going on. The music is cheesy, but hey – we’re in Africa after all! So well, even if Ashanti was […]

Pat Cavendish O’Neill

I just wanted to take some time to talk to you a bit about Pat, the 89 year old woman I have breakfast and lunch with everyday and who has had quite an incredible life. I will just give you some brief info, but you’ll probably realize that someone should write a book about her […]

Day #6

Thanks to all of you who voted for the JRF foundation to win the £3,000 grant from Loyds Bank – if you haven’t already, please make sure you do, I outlined the instructions for how to vote in the post below. There are 5 days left to vote! Today, Sunday, I have officially been in Cape […]