Monthly Archives: October 2012

VOLUNTEER BLOG IN SWAZILAND: An Overview by Bethany

Week 1 My first week in the Kingdom of Swaziland was a very different experience to the cold and wet West Country that I am used to. After arriving and it was cold, wet and raining – I did feel … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER BLOG IN SWAZILAND: Bethany’s last week in Swaziland

Here is a photo of Bethany taking over the “company bike” so she can get back and forth from Sondzelas Backpackers situated in the Mlilwane National Park for her last week on her volunteer rugby coaching placement.   For more … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER BLOG IN SWAZILAND: Tom Gray’s first week rugby coaching

I arrived in Swaziland on Monday afternoon after a long journey from Edinburgh.  I was greeted at the airport by Wilson, one of the coaches who made to feel very welcome. At the SKRUM offices I met Michael, Linda and … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER BLOG IN SWAZILAND: Bethany Neave – Driving around Mr. President and the opening of the Christmas Emporium

Today again I was told I would be helping the shop, which is good as it is really coming along nicely and today is the day Linda wants to officially open! Before I went to help Linda in the shop, … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER BLOG IN SWAZILAND: Christmas

Today I am not needed for the SKRUM programme as all they will be doing is driving around giving out letters to explain the cancellation of the National match and to explain when it will be rearranged for.  Therefore, today … Continue reading

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Volunteering for Families in India

We recently had an interesting family on our primary teaching combined with boys orphanage placement in Udaipur, in Northern Rajasthan.    Mum (Suniti) was 59 years old, her daughter Nameeta, a solicitor, was 35 and Vinay was just 16. What … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER BLOG IN SWAZILAND

Today I was up good and early and me Malindi, Wilson and Naomi packed the car and set off to Manzini.  We went round and did a few jobs such as taking post pads to be fixed and a couple … Continue reading

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