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ICS Tearfund South Africa: Personal Journey

Over the last few years my passion for traveling has developed, where I am constantly looking to book flights to a new country to explore or researching new places or reading masses of traveling blogs a day. Before this, I’ve always had it engraved in me to go through the…
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Durban: Week 6 in the Creches

It feels very surreal to be announcing that we have now completed week 7. As a team we have continued to work hard this week, and are beginning to feel the strain. Several team members have been ill and exhausted, however we have had a very relaxing weekend and are…
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Durban: Week 4/5 in the Creches

The past two weeks have been very hectic, but productive! Ahighlight has been painting. As a team, we have taken time to paint two of our ECD centres. This has been hard work and time consuming, but very rewarding. We have seen the ECD centres transformed by painting the walls…
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Durban: Week 3 in the Creches

  This week we have all taught the first of our CIMCI (Community Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses) lessons on behaviour to each ECD centre. The lesson outlined what good behaviour is, and the importance of behaving well. We have also began to implement the behaviour strategy that encourages the use…
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School fees in Zimbabwe

I have recently come back from Zimbabwe, where I taught in a Secondary School. I met some amazing pupils and teachers. I still have the joy to chat to them on a daily basis through Whatsapp. I was sadden today when I was talking to a form 3 (equivalent to…
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Zimbabwe: what I will miss

I have just arrived back in England. My eyes feel with tears but also joy in my heart. I was only in Zimbabwe for two week but it feels like long. From the time we arrived in Zimbabwe, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. They all feel like family, caring…
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Zimbabwe schools: differences

As I was teaching out in Zimbabwe, I noticed some remarkable differences in the schools compared to English Schools. -Day layout: Assembly from 7.15-7.30 then lessons through day until 1.00 then children are expected to studying until 2. They then have different clubs they are expected to attend. They are…
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