The end to an experience which I will never forget

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Week Five: Coaching has been cancelled because there are massive strikes in Port Elizabeth. Both the teachers and nurses want more pay!! It’s annoying as it’s our last week but it does mean we get to do some fun things! We went to Kragga Kama Game Park and saw more animals, The organization paid for us which was really nice of them! We got to pet cheetahs too which was amazing. We got chased by an ostrich when we got out of the car aswell, very amusing and slightly scary!! There have been loads of drunken nights this week with people getting their results and other peoples’ last nights. It’s all coming to an end which is really sad although I am excited to go home! Lots of the volunteers are going off travelling the Garden Route, Sunshine coast and Wild coast which should be amazing. I am so jealous!!! We had a funny lunch today where the girls went out for lunch, we were planning on going to Oceanworld afterwards but a few cocktails later… well it didn’t happen. A funny day though, actually this week has been generally drunken. Our last night out was so much fun, the organization took all of us out to dinner to a South African restaurant which was lovely of them and the food was so yummy. They even put a tab behind the bar for us in the restaurant before we went out clubbing, and pretty much everyone was still drunk the next day for their flights home! On the way to the airport, Abi threw up, which caused Laura to throw up, and then just about everyone started throwing up! KP was not amused! It was so funny though, Abi also thought it would be a good idea to jump in the pool fully clothed (see pic), crazy girl. Going to miss everyone alot. I’ve made some awesome friends here and done some amazing things. I’ve absolutely loved it and would recommend it to anyone!

Hannah Golding

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We send gap year students, university students, families, people on Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and people on career breaks to coach sports, teach and work in orphanages, work in marine conservation, primates conservation, land conservation, looking after rescued jungle animals, animal welfare, women's empowerment programs (sewing/fashions), men's empowerment programs (carpentry, plumbling, electrics, DIY), medical shadowing (doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists), after schools clubs, reaching out to underprivileged children and adults in South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, Mozambique, Ghana, Ecuador and The Galapagos, Thailand and India. In Swaziland we offer bespoke rugby coaching placements with the charity Skrum where volunteers (18 ) can take their Level 1 rugby coaching certificate and then travel on to other placements and coach rugby. In India, the placements are suitable for families and undeer 18's are accepted providing they are accompanied by an adult. India is also suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. We also offer building renovation and reconstruction in India in July. India placements can be from 2 to 12 weeks.
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One Response to The end to an experience which I will never forget

  1. Han, “petting the tigers…” dont they have stripes???

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